Forest School

If you’re looking for a Forest School in Manchester our Level 3 qualified Forest School practitioners are passionate about outdoor education and the benefits it has for pupil development. The Trafford Ecology Park is the perfect place for pupils to immerse themselves in outdoor learning; packed full of safe places to dig, build, explore and even build a fire to cook on.

And although bad weather won’t usually stop young people from enjoying the outdoors, we have shelter if the rain gets torrential or the wind gets too high.

Additionally, if you would like advice on how to make your school grounds more Forest School friendly our Landscape Design Team and Forest School practitioners can help you take the next steps.

Why outdoor education?

Here are just a few of the benefits outdoor education and Forest School has on young people:

  • Free play and participation in creative learning tasks and challenges inspires imagination in children and young people.
  • Being outdoors improves wellbeing for both physical and mental health.
  • For those children who struggle to engage in the confined space of a classroom, outdoor education enhances learning by active use of the senses.
  • By encouraging risky play and by setting tasks, children’s confidence and independence
  • Being away from the digital world encourage empathy and respect for nature and for other people.

What we do - Forest School

Forest School is an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning that develops practical, emotional and social skills in a natural environment.

Here at Trafford Ecology Park several members of our team are Level 3 qualified Forest School practitioners who are fully risk assessed and work with a range of educational partners to deliver short and long term programmes with the national curriculum in mind.

If you already adopt a Forest School approach at your school in Greater Manchester and would like to explore a local wild but safe place then we have something to offer at Trafford Ecology Park. Our 11 acre outdoor space includes a lake, woodland and meadow which can all be enjoyed.

Our team are able to lead short and long term forest school programmes at Trafford Ecology Park.

If you are interested in starting your Forest School journey we recommend contacting our friendly team to arrange a taster session and discuss next steps.

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Get in touch

We have a dedicated team on hand to answer any questions or queries that you may have.  Drop the team an email below and we will be in touch very soon.

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