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Forest School

We are Forest Schools

We consider the outdoors to be the most suitable setting for our learning experiences. Nature has the power to stimulate and amaze us. To help us develop life skills, confidence and curiosity.

Our Yüme Outdoor Learning programme includes regular visits to the park and the river Thames, both in the morning & in the afternoons.  

Plus, children will have a full day of Forest School at one of London National Parks on Fridays, as the natural environment provides a great setting learning and explorations. 

Children will engage in team sports, exploring shapes, numbers and colours in nature, learning “survival” skills, and understanding key elements on what changes the Natural World experiences through the year.

What is a Forest school?

With its pedagogy originally rooted in Scandinavia, Forest Schools have a holistic-growth approach that places the child at the centre of the learning process with regular sessions taking place in natural environments.

In nature, children get to play, learn, develop their senses and body awareness, while understanding the World around them, in a more conscious and organic way. 

Yüme follows the six principles that define what a Forest School is:

Regular trips into the woodlands (not just one-offs) no matter the weather: changes in the Natural environment are just invitations to learn (and play).

Understanding of the ecological impact & sustainability through fostering the relationship with nature. We create a strong physical and emotional bond with nature.

We offer children the opportunity to take and assess risks, with a purpose, that comes from an exploratory sense or instinct.

Our educators are Forest school qualified, passionate about nature and learning and promoting exploration in the outdoors.

Children & educators are placed at the centre of the explorations, building a collaborative learning process and sharing their own achievements.

As a result, Forest schools enable more resilient, confident, independent children that enjoy living and learning in nature.