Sustainable Forest School – Paths to Resilience
7 July | 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Find out how Forest School is helping young people, their educators and their families grow up greener, happier and healthier. Quality Forest School in line with the ethos and principles promotes a sense of belonging and being part of nature. Young people learn to minimise their ecological impact, promote biodiversity and build a sense of self worth through the playful, holistic approach. Developing responsibility for a Forest School site, noticing the creatures living under logs, building dens and climbing trees are all ways of experiencing a woodland environment whilst learning the vital role trees play as the lungs of the earth. Through noticing nature around us we will reflect on our own relationship with nature, and explore pathways to nature connection and resilience. We will engage in story making, and consider ways of accessing the lessons that the natural environment has to teach us. We will think about our human needs for novelty, adventure, freedom and love, discovering what neuroscience is teaching us. Sarah will share some of the outcomes from the government funded Forest Foxes Project ( one of the Community Forest and Woodland Outreach projects) and the schools she has worked with in Leicester.