This image was taken after a group of more than 40 Y1/2 pupils visited Be Wild Forest School as part of their school outing to Amerton Farm!

We were introduced to Lisa, the Forest School’s leader, who welcomed us and made clear to us that we would be in a wild area, with nettles and a camp fire and would be expected to follow the safety rules (which immediately got a tick from me in terms of safety and safeguarding). When we arrived at the base the number one safety rule of walking around the fire pit on the outside of the logs was made very clear – another tick from me!

Sue Hall, former headteacher and school inspector

Whether you’d like just a day of outdoor learning, a block of sessions or a whole year of Forest School then get in touch. If you’d like to organise a visit for your pupils to Be Wild’s Amerton Farm site, we’d love to welcome you. You can even book a session with Be Wild as part of your all-day visit to Amerton.

Lisa spent a year doing Forest School every Friday afternoon in a Special School with children across year groups with a range of additional needs. Each afternoon involved warm up games, small or whole group activities, learning new skills, a drink and snack and reflection.

A Cannock high school employed Lisa for a six week block of sessions to work with a group of Y7 girls in its school grounds with the aim of developing social skills. The group enjoyed fire lighting, whittling, paracord bracelets, putting up a hammock amongst other activities.

As part of her SENCo role in two North Warwickshire schools Lisa spends two afternoons doing Forest School so has current, active experience of working with primary school children.

For more information drop Lisa an email about how she could support your school.