Forest School

St David’s Forest School is the cherry on our cake……

Whenever people visit the school they are always pleasantly surprised at the grounds. From the outside the school looks like a simple brick building but once inside there are over 6 acres of land to explore including our very special Forest School. Nestled in the woods that back on to the school grounds we are very lucky to have garnered a slice of woodland heaven.

Tucked away at the back of the field is an oasis of calm in nature where children of all ages can develop their problem solving skills, be inspired by their surroundings and enhance their creativity.

Forest Schools have become ever more popular in the last few years and research has shown that learning outside of the classroom has huge benefits to our emotional well being as well as supporting our cognitive function and motivation. It is said that they help to give children a more well rounded educational experience as they learn about the environment around them and how to nurture it.

Forest School is a firm favourite with the children, with Early Years in particular, spending regular time there during the week. Be it looking for bugs, going on a ‘bear hunt’ or simply noticing how the surroundings are changing with the seasons. It even holds a special place in the heart of the staff too as our well being sessions take place there.

We are so lucky to have this space. Do come along and see for yourself the magic within our grounds.