At The Gower School Nursery in London, outdoor learning in the forest is important to our Montessori ethos. Children growing up in the city often have limited opportunities to experience the natural world. The Gower School is proud to be one of the few central London schools to offer a genuine Forest School experience.
Our Forest School sessions give nursery children the chance to develop their confidence through hands-on learning in a woodland environment.
Caledonian Park is just a short walk from the nursery. The Gower School’s nine fully-qualified Forest School leaders provide a fun and educational experience for the children. All children aged two and up will participate in Forest School several times a week.
A breath of fresh air
As the children explore trees and plants, leaves, insects, mud and activity games, they become more comfortable in a natural setting. They also learn to dress appropriately for all types of weather. Working independently and in small groups, they learn a range of new practical skills. They are also taught to understand how to manage risks and safely enjoy outdoor activities.
In Forest School children learn about the importance of nature and how they can protect it. The children enjoy outdoor activities that enhance a range of skills, as well as their understanding of the world. Exploring natural objects such as acorns, conkers, pinecones and sticks enhances their material understanding. Children learn to identify woodland animals, trees and flowers. These materials are used in a range of activities which reinforce their in-class learning.
Please see our Forest School leaflet for more information.