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Children growing up in the city often have limited opportunities to experience the natural world first-hand. 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 and boost their self-esteem through hands-on learning in a local woodland environment.
Caledonian Park is just a short walk from the nursery, and it is here where 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 and learn to dress appropriately for all types of weather. Working independently and in small groups of their friends, they learn a range of new practical skills and start to understand how to manage risks in activities
Children learn about the importance of nature and how they can protect it, while engaging with all areas of the curriculum. The children perform activities that enhance their literacy and mathematical skills, as well as their understanding of the world.
Plus, at a time when educational and childcare settings are under pressure to minimise the potential risk of coronavirus transmission, this initiative is a welcome opportunity for children to learn and play outside in the fresh air, where that risk is at its lowest.
Please see our Forest School leaflet for more information.