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Stamford Park Primary School

Forest School

Our Forest School trained staff in EYFS are: Mrs Lynch, Mrs Johnson, Miss Skinner and Mr Wharton.


‘Forest Schools’ are a Scandinavian concept and were introduced into Britain in the 1990s.  We introduced the concept to Stamford Park in September 2016 because of its excellent reputation for developing children’s self-esteem and their speech and language skills. Also, we have an amazing park close to school.


Primarily, Forest Schooling has a wonderful effect on children’s social and emotional development. They become more confident and independent, and they learn to manage the risks they encounter (in a supported environment).

They have time to follow their own interests and to become engrossed in what they are doing. They have the opportunity to build dens and climb trees - all those experiences that children should have.  As the year progresses, they learn to use tools and learn about the outdoor environment - about birds and trees, flowers and insects.  They experience and understand the weather and seasons.

Our potatoes are starting to grow!

Forest School Games

Bowsaw Practice

Making microphones and using them to listen to nature

Making paintbrushes and creating mud paintings to show seasonal changes

A few moments listening to nature

Decorating Lanterns to use in our mindfulness sessions

Natural Story Boards- Sharing a Shell

Natural Story Boards- The Gruffalo

Natural Story Boards- The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Natural Story Boards- The Snail and the Whale

Bat and Moth Game

Making Christmas stars using the loppers

Making a shelter and food for Stickman

When Stickman came to Forest School

Autumn Colours

Exploring our Forest School Site