Swapping the traditional classroom setting for a day immersed in nature, our Forest School takes full advantage of our amazing grounds here at Ackworth School.
Keeping young minds engaged can be a challenge. Often seen as the highlight of the year, our Forest School not only engages students but builds a sense of independence and self-esteem.
Echoing the Coram ethos, Forest School days challenge pupils in a low risk environment. The activities encourage and develop skills such as teamwork, leadership, and empathy.
Typical activities include:
- Problem solving and teamwork tasks
- Fire lighting and cooking over a live fire
- Learning the use of tools such as a sheath knife and bow saw
- Den building
- Erecting tents
- Knot tying
- Arts & crafts
- Literacy and numeracy