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Forest School

Outdoor Education at Ludworth Primary

To the untrained eye, you could be mistaken for thinking that Outdoor Learning and Forest Schools are the same practise. Whilst they do have similarities:


  • they both take place outdoors
  • they support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world
  • they aim to develop the holistic needs of the child


they also have some significant differences that are worth noting.  


The purpose of education here at Ludworth is to nurture and inspire children to be their best selves and encourage them to be confident, happy and adaptable.  While both Outdoor Learning and Forest School promotes that intention, Forest School is very much a child-led practise, which fosters the natural curiosity of our learners and supports them to take risks appropriate to the environment and themselves.  Providing children with regular access to Forest School sessions throughout their Ludworth journey, delivered by our Level 3 qualified Forest School practitioners, allows them to gain independence, confidence and understanding of how to safely use our site to achieve their outcomes – be they shared or individual.