Forest School

An inspirational process, that offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment.


Forest School is a long-term process of regular sessions, rather than one-off or infrequent visits; a cycle of planning, observation, adaptation and review links each session.

Sessions take place in a woodland or natural environment to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world. We use a range of learner-centred processes to create a community for well-being, development and learning.

Our primary aims are to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners. The programme offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.

A recent report by Plymouth University concluded that outdoor learning can have a positive impact on children's development but it needs to be formally adopted.

"England’s largest outdoor learning project reveals children more motivated to learn when outside"

New Leaf Triangle Forest School is run by qualified level 3 Forest School practitioners who continuously maintain and develop their professional practice.