Forest School

At Saviour, we are passionate about the holistic development of our pupils and enabling them to become happy, responsible citizens. We are very fortunate to have a large Forest School on the school grounds and children enjoy taking part in a range of activities. Children have the opportunity to grow, pick and eat fruit and vegetables as well as cook on a fire supervised by a qualified member of staff.

We believe that Forest School sessions enhance our curriculum to meet these goals. We have our own purpose built Forest School site that has: a pond, a mud kitchen, a willow den and tunnel, a den building area, two fire pits, fruit trees and much more!

Our Forest School sessions provide the children with engaging and interactive learning experiences in nature across the seasons. The sessions give the children the opportunity to explore and investigate their surroundings, encouraging them to become considerate and independent learners. The children learn practical skills, such as den building, knot tying, fire making, outdoor cooking and using tools.

Forest School sessions specifically aim to develop the children’s:

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Communication, language and social skills
  • Confidence
  • Resilience
  • Independence
  • Imagination and innovation
  • Problem Solving skills
  • Respect and understanding of the environment
  • Life skills and the ability to manage risks for themselves

Be inspired and take your children outdoors for the day!

Forests and woodlands to visit nearby:

  • Blackley Forest
  • Alkrington Woods
  • Boggart Hole Clough
  • Heaton Park
  • Forest Bank Park
  • Clayton Vale
  • Prestwich Forest Park