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Forest Schools

Use of Forest Schools resources, staff and facilities


To provide support for schools wishing to develop Forest Schools in their own setting.


St Mary's, Colchester has a dedicated Forest Schools Teacher who delivers lessons to all of the Lower School pupils across the course of one academic year. The sessions focus on developing independence, resilience and wellbeing as well as linking to the academic curriculum areas of science and geography.

The Forest School teacher initially visited St Mary's, Kelvedon and worked with the children in their own setting before inviting them to enjoy the forest area at St Mary's, Colchester.


Teaching staff time, school forest area


Pupils have enjoyed the use of the forest area and gained skills

Pupil Involvement

Key stage 1/2