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Forest School

Welcome to Steeton Primary Forest School

Our Forest School was opened on Friday 28th September 2018 by John Grogan MP.

The ethos of Forest Schools is to allow children the time and space to develop skills, interest and understanding through a range of activities which provide practical, hands-on experiences in a natural environment.

Forest School uses natural resources for inspiration, to enable ideas and to encourage intrinsic motivation. Forest School programmes aim to develop, where appropriate, the physical, social, cognitive, linguistic, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of the learner.

All our classes  have timetabled days each term to use the Forest School

Forest Schools will aim to develop:                                                                                                     
  • Self Awareness.
  • Self Regulation.
  • Intrinsic motivation.
  •  Empathy.
  • Good social communication skills.
  •  Independence.
  • A positive mental attitude, self-esteem and confidence.

Ways children benefit from learning and playing outside

  • Building confidence and independence.
  • Feeling empathy for others and nature
  • Physical fitness
  • Health benefits.
  • Improved mental health.
  • Learning by experience.
  • Exposure to manageable risk.
  • Better sleep and mood.

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Steeton Primary School, Market Street Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 6NN
Tel: 01535 653315 | Email:
Please contact our school administrator: Mrs J Simpson