The philosophy of Forest School is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences. It started in Scandinavia with the aim of developing children’s understanding of the outside world. It was found that children who took part in Forest School activities not only experienced fewer coughs and colds, but also broadened their learning in the prime areas of communication and language, personal, social and emotional development and physical development.
At Osbaldwick Primary Academy we are very lucky to have such extensive outdoor grounds. On the Leyes we have access to a large field surrounded by hedge rows, established trees and raised planters for sowing and growing on site. This allows us to provide a safe, secure and practical way for the children to experience nature and the great outdoors.