stakeholder consultation - forest school development

We are setting up a Forest School educational activity which will initially be offered as an after school activity within selected schools. The Forest school concept is based on a Scandinavian idea that considers children's contact with nature to be extremely important from an early age. Educationalists have witnessed the positive impact that it can have on children.

The benefits of Forest Schools for children and society are well documented. They include

 

Increased confidence and independence of the child.
Development of their language skills by providing a real context for language.
Ability to take risks and to become more open to new experiences.
Forest school activities complement learning in the classroom and the benefits can be transferred.

We would appreciate your feedback on the demand for this type of activity, to help us plan our service.
Thank you
Stephanie and Jonathon
Elements Forest School scoping team

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* 1. Which aspects of the Forest school concept would be most interesting to you and your family? (please tick all that apply)

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* 5. Which of the following aspects of forest school education would be the most attractive to you if you were to consider sending your child to a forest education after school activity?

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* 7. Do you have any concerns that you think we should take account of in designing our delivery model?

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* 8. If you be interested to avail of a 20% discount for a taster session, please leave a contact name and number here and I will be in touch to arrange a session

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* 9. Please let me know which school your child (ren) attend

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* 10. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to be advised of the development of our forest school and be advised of booking arrangements, please leave your email address, which will be held securely and processed in accordance with current data protection requirements

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