At Forest School all participants are viewed as:
equal, unique and valuable
competent to explore & discover
entitled to experience appropriate risk and challenge
entitled to choose, and to initiate and drive their own learning and development
entitled to experience regular success
entitled to develop positive relationships with themselves and other people
entitled to develop a strong, positive relationship with their natural world
Red Balloon's Miss Jones takes you on a tour of our Forest School at Painshill Park in Cobham
Click the link above to find out more about Painshill Park
The home of our Forest School
At Red Balloon we truly believe in the benefits of outdoor exploration and learning. Children start to attend Forest School at the age of 3 and their Forest School experience intensifies in Pre-school.
We use our Red Balloon minibus to transport children to Painshill Park for their weekly Forest School sessions. Painshill Park boasts a wonderful natural outdoor environment and the children are able to access a diverse range of resources and learning opportunities.
Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers all little learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a natural environment with trees.
Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and complements the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.