The woods in the early morning light are magical places. Whatever the weather, it’s beautiful when we arrive in Denstead Wood, near Canterbury, to set up our Forest School site for a group of children to experience the wonders of nature first-hand. When the children arrive it is lovely to hear their excited voices drifting through the trees as they play, learn and have fun.
At Forest School, children are able to connect with nature, explore the woods and discover the natural world around them. Outdoor play and contact with nature are so important for children’s growth and development, as well as for physical and mental health. Forest School is one of the ways that Kent Wildlife Trust is engaging young people with nature, creating an understanding of local woodlands and their wildlife. You learn more when you are enjoying yourself, and fun is an integral part of a Forest School programme.