Marsden Park Forest School

Part of Walton Lane Nursery School & Children's Centre

Forest Schools developed in Scandinavia in the 1950s and focused on teaching children about the natural world.

The development of the Forest School began in Britain in the mid 1990s and was based on the idea which considers children's contact with nature to be extremely important.

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What is a Forest School?

Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers a range of learners opportunities to achieve, to develop confidence and self-esteem, through hands on learning experiences in a local woodland environment.

It is something very different to offer schools for their pupils and it enables the curriculum to be extended further and support children’s learning. Schools and nurseries can choose a theme to fit the subjects they are teaching in class from Red Indians, Pirates and Princesses, to Witches and Wizards and many more.



"The children love the experience, which provides them with valuable team building and social skills."