Where Children Grow Wild

Woodland@Brookland is our approach to using the outdoors to inspire children to learn, build resilience and independence, whilst learning about risk taking in a safe environment.

Our approach is developed using the best practice in outdoor learning, the ethos of forest school and the principles of nurture. Our outdoor approach helps learners to develop socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and intellectually. It creates a safe, nurturing environment for learners to try new things and take risks. The outdoor is not only used to support the learning within the classroom but also to give children the opportunity to constantly expand on their abilities by solving real-life problems, building resilience and self-confidence.

Through a variety of carefully conceived and child initiated activities we develop children’s thinking and understanding of the world to be reflective, independent, resourceful, team players who are able to self-manage and self-regulate.

So, whether it’s building shelters, toasting marshmallows over the fire pit, using tools, planting crops or wherever their creativity takes them, we know that it will make our children happy, healthy and resilient young people.