Forest School

According to the Sunday Times children in the UK now spend less time outdoors than prison inmates. What’s the answer? Send them to Forest Schools!

What is Forest Schools you may ask?

Forest Schools is a long staple of the Scandinavian education system. It is a child led risk-based learning initiative that takes place in natures classroom. It allows children to explore their natural environment to help them grow in self-confidence, learn new skills and cross curricular subjects that can be transferred back into the school classroom. It is engaging for every child especially those that struggle with day-to-day learning.

Why choose MSE Forest Schools?

Our approach to outdoor learning is the best of the best. All our staff are ex-military, combined with our superior knowledge and experience of the great outdoors and bush craft we have one of the most engaging and rewarding Forest Schools Programmes in the country.

“The Forest Schools sessions, incorporating mindfulness were a big hit with the pupils. Not only were children focusing on nature and appreciating the beautiful environment around them, they were taught life-long strategies to build resilience, focus and finding peace and calm within themselves. MSE ran the course with professionalism and commitment throughout and were always very well prepared. They built up a fabulous rapport with the pupils and 100% of Year 3 & 4 stated that the strategies had helped them and would continue to help them in stressful situations The MSE team care about children’s mental-health and well-being and this course is a fabulous tool for life.”
Mrs J Pearson, Headteacher – Barnston Primary School

We have a proven track record in primary schools across the North West of England improving children’s

  • Self-confidence
  • Self-esteem
  • Resiliance
  • Well-being
  • Mindfulness
  • Social and motor skills
  • Motivation
  • Concentration and communication skills

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Children toasting marshmallows on camp fire