Children at Bright Horizons Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Preschool at Bournemouth University have been busy exploring their new outdoor classroom – a forest school.
“Situated in the courtyard area, it is for all the age groups to enjoy open-ended experiences and to explore the natural outdoors,” said Nursery Manager Ele Martin. “The children have been making artwork to decorate the forest school with.”
Forest school is an inspirational concept providing learning opportunities through practical activities in an outdoor environment. Children enjoy the freedom to explore and experience the natural world in all seasons and in all weathers. Forest school embraces an approach of nurturing, supporting and developing the self-esteem of participants. It is an ideal environment in which to develop innovation, problem solving, risk taking, creativity and teamwork.