Explore the Forest Schools Forest School Forest school Back to nature We want to get schools and nurseries in the Forest of Marston Vale using their local community woodland for Forest Schools. We created the woodlands to be used by the local communities, and they are the perfect places for children to connect with nature. What is a Forest School? Essentially, it’s an opportunity for kids to explore and learn on their own terms and at their own speeds, whilst encouraging an understanding and respect for nature that hopefully stays with them for life. Trained providers show children basic, outdoor skills (e.g how to whittle wood, making knots) and then they are left to their own devices to find out solutions in their own time. It’s an opportunity for children to immerse themselves in nature and explore woodlands, which they may not get to do in their free time. It’s a great way for kids to develop bonds within their groups, and learn from each other, boosting confidence and communication skills. Forest School at the Millennium Country Park Marston Vale Forest School delivers a programme at the Millennium Country Park, all year round. Click here to visit their website, or book sessions online Setting up a Forest School? We can help you setup a Forest School at our nearest woodland to you or alternatively we can advise you on the development of wild areas and smaller Forest-School-type plots within school grounds. For more information, call Jo on 01234 762608 or send her an email. Help us plant more trees Sign up to our newsletter You can choose to just hear about our events, or our campaigns and the work that we do locally. The more people that get involved, the quicker we'll be able to plant 5 million more trees and that can only be a good thing. Not just for the local area but for the planet.