Wondering about the benefits of Forest School?

March 19, 2016


Here is a short list from Forest School Canada: 

  • Improves health (environmental, physical, emotional, mental)

  • Develops of fine and gross motor skills

  • Increases understanding of and appreciation for nature

  • Augments ecological literacy

  • Makes additional resources available for managing difficult behaviours

  • Accommodates multiple learning styles

  • Affordable and community-enhancing way to deal with school space issues

  • Promotes safe risk-taking, and reduces harmful and hazardous behaviours

  • Creates sustainable and healthy communities

  • Encourages problem-solving skills

  • Improves communication skills

  • Creates engaged and passionate learners

  • Motivates engaged and passionate educators

  • Supports creative and imaginative thinking

  • Empowers learners

  • Boosts self-esteem

  • Increases “school readiness” (when children transition into traditional school environments)

  • Provides greater concentration skills

  • Students experience fewer sick days


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