The Impact of Forest School for the children is the knowledge the children have gained from the Forest School experience.

The impact can be seen through the skills, tools used, art and craft activities, observations and knowledge of the fruit, plants trees in relation to the seasons and the skills involved in learning how to play Forest School games.

Then it was onto creating, making, building and exploring with their friends. The children’s confidence in their own ideas has grown and they all independently set about choosing activities independently.

Some learned to use palm drills to drill holes in conkers and to thread and tie knots with string. Some sculpted some brilliant creations with clay. There was excellent team work with transporting logs and branches to develop their dens and there was swinging and climbing.

The children learned that fungi can be extremely poisonous, but also vital to the health of the woodland. They identified fungi and learned to recognise a fly aragic, which stood out boldly against the woodland floor.

It is National Forest School Day on 9th October, so the children reflected on; Why am I grateful for Forest School?