Forest School Ethos Forest School is an innovative and educational approach to outdoor learning and play. It uses the outdoor environment to access new learning opportunities, using child-lead play and self-discovery to promote personal, social and emotional development. Forest School takes place in a natural or woodland environment, in the form of frequent and regular sessions over a long period of time, run by a qualified practitioner.
Keeping warm in winter weather
Light a fire. Often we do fire related activities like cooking or making hot drinks
Hot drinks and a snack - keeping warm and fueled up on the inside helps us to stay warm and energised
Games and activites - that keep us moving and make the most of the weather.
Dress in warm waterproof clothing
https://www.muddypuddles.com What to wear in winter On the top Lots of thin layers will keep you much warmer than one thick one. We recommend that 7-8 layers are worn underneath the coat. For example: • 2 vests (Merino wool is warmest. Otherwise silk, wool or fleece.) • A short sleeved t-shirt or thermal vest (merino wool if you can get it) • 2-3 long sleeved t-shirts • Two old jumpers (which you won’t mind getting muddy) • A waterproof coat (which you won’t mind getting muddy)
On the bottom It is recommended that in cold winter weather, 2-3 layers are worn on the bottom. For example: • 1-2 pairs of tights or leggings (Wool, fleece or thermal. Avoid cotton) • Old trousers (which you won’t mind getting muddy) • Waterproof over-trousers
Footwear • TWO PAIRS OF SOCKS IS NOT ENOUGH! Wear as many as you can comfortably fit inside your wellies of boots but not so many that it's tight which will make your toes colder. I wear 4-5 pairs of wool or fleece socks inside walking boots in winter. • Wellies or snowboots (bigger wellies than the size normally worm will allow enough socks to be worn to keep feet warm and dry)