Our aim is to educate our children as much as possible in the outdoors. Our aim is to build young people’s independence and self-esteem.

Forest School

The Principle of Outdoor Learning

Here at Ackworth School, our aim is to educate our children as much as possible in the outdoors. Our aim is to build young people’s independence and self-esteem.


Our Training Programme

Trainees will not only experience a very hands on, practical training day here in our very own Ackworth School grounds; they will also learn about the theory behind Outdoor Learning and the impact the Outdoor Learning has on a child’s Social, Physical, Intellectual, Communication, Emotional, and Spiritual Development (SPICES).
How do we develop this at Ackworth School?

A typical Outdoor Learning Day would follow this timetable

Starter: Team Game Fire lighting
Tools
Creative activity Lunch
Maths and Literacy session (KS1/KS2) Planning of a Maths or Literacy Session Time for reflection

  • Use of real life tools (such as a bow saw, sheath knife, loppers or bill hook)
  • Den building
  • Putting up tents
  • Learning different types of knots
  • Arts and crafts
  • Activities to develop imagination
  • Literacy and Numeracy outdoors

Testimonials

“All of the activities were fantastic”

“Loved taking part in the activities and learning different ways you can take learning outdoors”

“ It was very interesting to learn how easy it is to take Maths and English lessons outside and making them more practical”

“Absolutely fantastic day...loved working as a team to solve problems, be creative and experience nature”

“Great training - Learning through doing!”

If you would like to discuss the Forest School training further, please contact: Fiona.McCormack@ackworthschool.com 01977 612277

Arrange a visit

Support Us

Latest News

7 + 9 =