Forest Schools for children and young people with disabilities.
Forest School offers all learners the opportunity to achieve and develop confidence and self esteem through hands-on learning experiences in the natural environment.
Children lead their own way in exploring that environment, allowing them to choose their own activities, learn to assess risk and work independently and as part of a group.
We are currently offering a six-week summer Forest School session as part of our short breaks for children with disabilities. Each session starts at 10am and finishes at 2pm. Activities include animal tracking, miniature worlds, exploration, craft making, scavenger hunts, and camp fires.
The sessions are suitable for those aged eight and above and will be accredited through the John Muir Award. Groups are restricted to a maximum of eight children who will be supported by a minimum of two members of staff.
The Forest School is run at Whitfield, near Dorchester.
- The cost per session is £50 per SEN (groups of 8-10) and £25 for mainstream (groups of 15).
- Outdoor clothing and footwear should be worn.