Forest school Secondary school

Sessions to help learners develop resilience, understand teamwork, and connect with nature to grow their wellbeing

At Secondary School level, we seek to work directly with schools to tailor sessions for learners that support their individual needs and learning outcomes.

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The therapeutic aspects of Forest School can support learners with areas such as emotional regulation, confidence & self setting, planning, teamwork, cooperation to achieve goals, problem nurturing a reflective approach.

These life-solving and skills are at the core of what we do so that learners can continue their academic studies and approach future employment and adult life with confidence.

The outdoors can also act as a calm place for learners with additional needs to experience opportunities and connect with nature and each other to grow wellbeing.

Examples of support we can offer:

  • Therapeutic Forest School supporting learners in our therapeutic woodland basecamp at Shield Tree Wood build social, emotional and / or physical wellbeing.
  • Nurture sessions supporting learners with additional needs  to connect with nature and each other to grow wellbeing and support their personal development.
  • Primary to Secondary Transition build using the outdoors to confidence, develop resilience and encourage resourcefulness and creativity.
  • Use our basecamp and woodlands to support outdoor learning / environmental programmes such as the John Muir Award.

Learning Experiences Include:

  • Shelter building
  • Fire management
  • Campfire cooking
  • Developing green woodland craft skills e.g. table, stool, bench using a range of tools
  • Problem-solving team challenges
  • Understanding our ecosystems’ woodland sustainability
  • Woodland management

There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.

Our Forest activity sessions run in all weathers (the only weather that may put a stop to sessions are lightening and extremely high wind).

To have a positive experience, children need to be dressed appropriately, so old, inexpensive clothes are most suitable.


These guidelines should help:

  • Waterproof Jacket & Trousers
  • All-in-one waterproofs are very useful, especially for younger children.
  • Layers – more in winter (2 isn’t enough!)
  • Long trousers (to avoid stinging nettles and scratching hazards)
  • Wellies/other waterproof boots/strong shoes/trainers suitable for all seasons.
  • Woolly hat, gloves & scarf
  • Sun hat (in summer/sunny weather)
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We have a duty of care for your child and we make every attempt to ensure that they are dressed appropriately (using spare resources where possible). However, we will not be able to take children if they are inadequately dressed.

Want to know more?

Get in touch now, and find out how forest school can allow your young learners to connect with the outdoors and develop a sense of belonging and stewardship of their local landscape.


Please contact us to discuss your requirements, and we will provide a bespoke quote based on your information.


We can run forest school sessions throughout the UK to cater to your business, but our main base is in Yorkshire.

What to bring

Come prepared for a day outside! Ideally wearing walking boots or wellies, and waterproofs.

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