Forest School

Hands on learning outside the classroom

All children benefit from time outdoors. This time aids their emotional and social development as well as their learning. It is also critical for physical health.

Outdoor learning forms a vital part of the curriculum at St Andrew’s Prep. We firmly believe virtually all subjects can be taught outside. Children can experience all areas of the Pre-Prep Curriculum in a fun and non-threatening way where no-one fails.

Our outdoor classroom, the unique Forest School, is located opposite the main school site where children spend one morning every week. The children have opportunities to learn new skills such as wood carving, cooking and shelter building using different tools and equipment necessary for undertaking forestry projects. They learn how to minimise and manage risks, something that children have very little opportunity for nowadays.

'The curriculum includes opportunities to make excellent use of the local beach and the school's own woodland area to enhance areas of learning."