Forest School across the Lower School

We are a Forest School accredited provider


Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment. 

At Dwight we place a strong emphasis on personalised learning and student agency. Our Forest School will complement this value as children will be encouraged to initiate their own learning in a woodland environment by being involved in experiences that motivate them and inspire them to find their own spark of genius.



We provide a child-centred and directed approach that aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, caring children who are motivated to have an impact on our global and local communities. Building children’s confidence, self awareness and self regulation with empathy for others and their environment. 

Aims of Forest School include:

  • Enabling children to experience the outdoors on a regular and long term basis.
  • Offering a holistic approach to learning and development.
  • Encouraging collaboration, teamwork, awareness of self and others through the use of games and experiences.
  • Building children’s confidence and self-esteem.
  • Access to activities that involve an element of risk but that benefit learners
  • Developing an appreciation of the natural world with the aim of motivating learners to want to protect it.
  • Extending learning that is taking place into the outdoors as well as bringing skills that can be transferred back to the classroom.
  • Empowering children to take appropriate risks through use of tools or being around a fire.  


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