Fleetwood’s Charity Pre-school Group uses the forest school environment to provide a thrilling and inspiring environment for children to explore and take risks.

Children thrive in this inclusive, exciting and stimulating setting, because practitioners focus their attention upon their unique and individual needs. They are healthy and safe and develop superb skills for the future.

We use the forest school to encourage and inspire our children through positive outdoor experiences. It’s not about the forest it’s about putting skills in place for the children – personal skills, team work, environmental skills, physical skills, writing and early numeracy. Children love the activities. Some take the skills home and influence their families. We are lucky to have this site and it is the site that has encouraged us to develop this approach. But the woodland is not essential – with imagination any school could develop this approach.

Julia Crompton, Pre-School Manager

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