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The Hermitage School

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Forest School

Forest School

As part of our commitment to providing quality educational experiences, The Hermitage School is proud to offer pupils the chance to participate in Forest School sessions. 

During Forest School, challenging outdoor experiences promote the development of the key skills of communication, problem solving and decision making, which have value across a range of occupations. They encourage a positive "opting in" and "can do" attitude. Children’s horizons are broadened, new challenges come to be relished and perseverance and determination are reinforced. Skills such as emotional growth, self-esteem, confidence and independence are nurtured and the woodland environment gives learners time and space to be by themselves, find peace and communicate with others. Risk is experienced by children in a managed way, teaching them about the importance of risk awareness and risk management – not risk avoidance.

We aim for every child to be given the opportunity to attend Forest School sessions during their time at The Hermitage School.