Forest Schools


This is the best kind of classroom
Where the seasons don’t happen in books.
Where the learning is watching and thinking and talking
And everyone notices, everyone looks.
From ‘The best Kind of Classroom’ by Ian MacMillan

All our children are so lucky to work with Susan Perry and Emma Turner at the Ernest Cook Trust at Little Dalby. Together with our own teachers Emma and Susan encourage all our children to be:

• equal, unique and valuable

• competent to explore and discover

• entitled to experience appropriate risk and challenge

• entitled to choose, and to initiate and drive their own learning and development

• entitled to experience regular success

• entitled to develop positive relationships with themselves and other people

• entitled to develop a strong, positive relationship with their natural world