Brooklands School is set within grounds of green spaces and an array of trees and shrubs that makes our school quite unique. Our Forest School area allows children to explore and learn in a natural setting and allows real-life learning opportunities of the world around us. It also allows children to become more confident in outside spaces, allowing them to assess and manage risks in their environment. Our EYFS classes - Reception and Nursery - use the Forest School every week as part of their main provision. Our older classes also utilise the Forest School to support learning during science lessons and art lessons, as well as providing a calm, nurturing setting for mindfulness sessions during PSHE.
Two of our members of staff are Forest-School trained and they support us with ensuring the environment is used safely and responsibly to support learning.