Forest School originated in Denmark as a method of teaching children within a wooded setting. Through exploration, play and child-lead activity your children will undertake learning and exploration opportunities in a non-formal environment, focusing on creative and linguistic expressions of their learning. We are very lucky here at Blackwood as our school is set in the middle of woodland and we are within walking distance of Barr Beacon nature reserve.
Forest School is an important part of our curriculum giving Blackwood pupils a unique educational experience using the outdoor environment of the forest as a classroom. Forest School activities are arranged for primarily, Year Four children but can be extended to other year groups. We are lucky enough to have a fantastic eco-garden on our site as well as Barr Beacon within walking distance. Forest School is led by Mrs Leadley, one of our own teachers and a qualified level 3 Forest School Leader. Mrs Leadley is supported by our loyal volunteers, Mr Davies and Mrs Sandland.
Welcome to the ECO garden.
At Blackwood School, we strive to give our children a well-rounded, stimulating and interesting education. Through the use of our outdoor spaces such as the ECO garden and Forest School areas, we provide opportunities for exploration, investigation and observation, linking our learning with the natural world.
The use of these outside areas has also been linked to various skills embedded in our curriculum such as science, Art, DT, Geography and PE.