Brooklands School is set within grounds of green spaces, with an array of trees and shrubs that makes our school unique and enables us to run a successful Forest School programme. Our Forest School area allows children to explore and learn in a natural setting and allows real-life learning opportunities linked to the world around them. Part of our vision as a school is to support children's personal development alongside their academic progress, and Forest School provides a unique opportunity to enhance this. Forest School promotes self-esteem, creativity, confidence and independence, and enables supported risk-taking, child-centred learning, exploration and play; all of which are elements that we feel will help children to thrive both at Brooklands and beyond.
Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have sessions at Forest School every week, run by a member of staff who is a trained Forest School leader. Our older classes also utilise the Forest School to support learning during science and art lessons, as well as providing a calm, nurturing setting for mindfulness sessions during PSHE.
The below two members of staff are part of our Forest-School Team and support us with ensuring the environment is used safely and responsibly to support learning.