Forest School Ethos

At St Columba’s Catholic Primary, we aim to provide the children with the opportunity to regularly participate in a Forest School program, alongside a fully qualified and skilled Forest School leader. (Miss O’Connor.) All of our ‘Forest School’ sessions are based within our own natural grounds.

This commitment is based on our belief that each child is unique and independently competent. The Forest school program promotes holistic learning experiences that contribute significantly to the development of the whole child. This is done by providing a creative, stimulating and child-centered natural environment which allows the children time to experiment with real life first hand experiences that develop independent thinking and social interactions.

The Forest School ethos is created by a number of overlapping factors, illustrated by the diagram below.

For more information about our Forest School ethos, please see our parents’ brochure: Forest School Parents Booklet