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Forest School with We Be Kids

Forest School is a child-led, play based approach to learning connecting children with themselves, each other & nature


Forest School is often confused as a place, and understandably so; the term 'Forest School' implies that it is a place. However, Forest School is so much more than a place. Forest School is an educational ethos that recognises each child as both unique and competent. It provides child-centered holistic learning in an outdoor environment for 'children' of all ages, including adults.

Through real life, first hand experiences of play, exploration, experimentation, social interactions and reflection, students are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning both during and away from Forest School.

Children enjoying the self directed play at Forest School

It places the student central to their experience, providing them with the freedom to follow their interests and learn at their own pace alongside a specialised Forest School Leader.

A child enjoying the play based approach of Forest School improving their wellbeing and benefiting from holistic development

A relatively new approach to learning in the United Kingdom, Forest School has been functioning on these shores since as recently as 1995. Forest Schools originated in Scandinavia, an area rated with the best education system, the happiest people and the greatest sense of well-being in the entire world. Many people claim the success is a result of the education system further promoting the use of Forest School around the world.



We Be Kids has worked with a number of schools to incorporate Forest School into their curriculum. Services can range from a full term (10 sessions) to a whole year of Forest School delivery, ensuring Forest School is a regular part of the school curriculum. All sessions are delivered by a fully qualified Forest School Leader (Level 3). 


Forest School can be delivered on your very own school grounds. We have worked with a number of schools to transform unused school land into excellent learning environments that create an excellent space for Forest School and Outdoor Learning.

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