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Forest School

The pupils in our Federation of The Downs and Northbourne CEP Schools have access to regular Forest School sessions throughout the year. These sessions are led by a fully qualified Level 3 Forest School Practitioner.

Forest School is based on communication and team building skills. We believe that children can build up skills which will help them throughout life and which will help to achieve their full potential in the world of work.  Children are able to work in small supervised groups and are encouraged to pass on skills to others that they have learnt.  We encourage our children to be independent thinkers, to look outside the box for solutions, to enjoy the beautiful environment and to look after nature.


Please ensure that your child has the correct clothing for Forest School.

Forest School Clothing Checklist

The thickness of the clothing, or number of layers, should depend on the season.

  1. Sturdy trainers, boots or wellies
  2. Socks
  3. Long trousers
  4. Long sleeved top
  5. Warm jumper or pullover
  6. Waterproof jacket
  7. Waterproof over trousers (or spare pair if wet)
  8. A light water bottle
  9. Hat (sun or winter)

Please ensure that all equipment is in school throughout the year; even when the weather is sunny and warm at the start of a session the temperature within the woodland can drop and be many degrees lower.

The school cannot be held responsible for any lost property


Monday Afternoon
OAK  - CLASS - Y5/6  - PM

Tuesday Afternoon

Wednesday Afternoon
 BEECH - CLASS - 1/2 - PM

Thursday Afternoon
MAPLE - CLASS - 2/3 - PM

Friday Morning
HAZEL - CLASS - 4/5 - AM

The Federation of The Downs and Northbourne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all Governors, staff, volunteers, parents and carers to share this commitment.