Forest School is a long term process of frequent and regular sessions in a woodland or natural environment, rather than a one off visit. Planning, adaptation, observations and reviewing are integral elements of forest school.


Forest School takes place in a woodland or natural environment to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world.


Forest School aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative leaners.


Forest School offers learners the opportunity to take supportive risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.


Forest School is run by qualified Forest School practitioners who continuously maintain and develop their professional practice.


Forest School uses a range of learner-centred processes to create a community for development and learning.

The Six Principles of Forest School was designed by The Forest School Association and is the basis from which Korpi Forest School runs.