Home Educated groups

Bear Forest School offers sessions specifically aimed at home-educated children. These sessions are delivered by a qualified teacher and forest school leader who brings to the sessions a wealth of knowledge about academic subject areas all mixed in with nature, play and developing curiosity and child-led investigations.

Sessions include fun activities in the woods that help develop reading, writing, investigation, drama, music, science, mathematics…. as well as confidence and self-esteem; communication and social skills; physical skills; a greater understanding and awareness of the natural environment; natural motivation and a positive attitude to learning; the ability to recognise and manage risks and a healthy life-style.

Sessions may include:

  • free play, rope swings, whittling,
  • knife skills and knife lore,
  • design and making a wide range of traditional woodland craft products, tree art,
  • fire skills, fire lore and fireside cooking, charcoal making,
  • shelter making, ecology, wildlife and woodland maintenance,
  • inventing, team working,
  • animal tracking
  • social skills and communication

Each half term is 6 weeks long and costs £36 (and £24 each for siblings joining the same session). Children (and their parents/carers!) benefit most from regular, repeated visits to Forest School.

The longer children attend Forest School, the greater the magic you will see in their development. Therefore these sessions are for the whole term (we do have some drop-in sessions now and then). The cost per session per child will work out at just £6 per 2 hour session (or £4 each for siblings joining the same session).

Parents/carers are very welcome to stay and play or sit round the campfire or get muddy too!

Available to all children aged 6-11 (younger children shall be considered if accompanied by parent/carer)

Booking is essential for these sessions, contact for more information.