Abbotswood Primary School is committed to giving children opportunities to learn in the outdoor environment.
Forest school allows the children to become independent learners and make choices to enable them to take and manage risks.
Learning outdoors also promotes positive behaviour and well-being, builds resilience and boosts self-esteem, providing opportunities to co-operate and communicate with others whilst working as a team.
These skills can then feedback positively into the classroom situation.
Pupils thoroughly enjoy school. They are curious and interested to find things out. Pupils learn to manage risks safely. For example, they explore and talk enthusiastically about pond dipping and climbing trees. Ofsted 2019