How It Works

Wrekin Forest School provides ways for meeting National Curriculum learning objectives whilst developing practical life skills and encouraging child initiated learning, which is observed and assessed. Many children benefit from and prefer a practical element to their learning, and achieve greater levels of success when this is combined with traditional classroom learning. All children benefit from opportunities to demonstrate a wider range of knowledge and expertise – especially important for those who don’t often ‘shine’ in the classroom. Their peers accord them and their achievements greater respect.

Wrekin Forest School is pationate about seeing children succeed and is particularly successful in developing self-esteem and confidence, and motivating children who, for a range of reasons, struggle in a classroom environment.

It has additional physical, social and health benefits for children and young people who are leading increasingly indoor lives, helping them to enjoy physical activity outdoors and mitigate obesity. Children and young people become more confident in their own natural and made environments, and acquire a deeper understanding about environmental issues locally and globally.

Parents, particularly fathers, are more likely to involve themselves in projects of this sort, and become engaged in their children’s education. Evidence appears to show improved behaviour and motivation go back into the usual learning environment with the children, and have a positive impact on achievement.