Forest School for home educated children

'Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.' - Forest School Association
The benefits of forest school have gained increased attention in recent years. At a time where children are spending less and less time outside in nature, The Acorns provides children with the space to explore and immerse themselves in the world around them. Through play, exploration and risk-taking, the effects of forest school on children's holistic development include social, physical, emotional and spiritual benefits:
  • An increased connection to the world and understanding their place within it
  • Increased independence
  • Self-belief 
  • Physical and emotional resilience 
  • Improved motorskills
  • Respect and empathy for themselves, their peers and the natural world
Our idyllic Westmeston setting provides the perfect location for our forest school sessions, where children engage in a variety of activities from den-building to tree-climbing, foraging to woodwork. We take children up to the age of 11 on Tuesdays and Fridays both of which include a home-cooked lunch. These sessions provide a fantastic opportunity for home-educated children to attend and engage with other children in an adventurous outdoor setting, and we find that the mix of ages presents children with an invaluable social experience where all children are valued and included.
For further information or enquiries, please contact us, and we would love to speak to you.
We are currently accepting registrations for children aged 2-11 years for forest school sessions.