Forest School
Forest school is an inspirational process that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees. Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.

The Forest School Association

What to Wear?

  • Wellies or walking shoes.
  • Waterproofs (trousers and jacket).
  • Jumpers, hats, scarves in winter.
  • Sun hats and sun cream in the winter.


What Do We Do?

  • We encourage pupils to independently explore the natural environment promoting the use of literacy, numeracy and PSHE through child-led activities.
  • Pupils have the opportunities to den build, bug hunt, identify trees and use tools as well as experiencing fire sessions.
  • We have story, role play and mud kitchen areas to allow for creative and role play.


Use of Tools and Fire

  • Tool and fire work are introduced gradually and where appropriate.
  • Pupils will be supported and well supervised in the activities.
  • As the pupils develop their skills and confidence they will be become more independent.


Outdoor Learning Trips

  • Every Thursday classes have the opportunities to go on outdoor learning trips.
  • This year we have visited Hartshill Haze, Brandon Marsh, Habitat Survival Centre and Rosliston Forestry Centre.


Parent Events

  • There are a number of parent events across the year such as the scarecrow festival, pumpkin carving and carols around the campfire.


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Oak Wood Secondary Safeguarding

Oak Wood Secondary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment

Warwickshire Safeguarding: