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Chichester Forest Schools C.I.C.

Chichester Forest Schools CIC provide forest school and outdoor learning for children, young people and families, engaging through nature and building relationships to provide holistic learning through play and exploration in woodland. Children learn to handle risks and use their own initiative to problem solve and cooperate with others. This hands on learning builds self -esteem, confidence and motivation. The skills needed to be effective learners.

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We offer a wide range of activities, including:

For Children, Parents and Families

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Our Blog

  • Our Childrens Summer Holiday Woodland Sessions are now selling! for ages 5-11yrs and 11-14yrs

    23 Jun 2021

    We are looking forward to some wonderful “Go Wild” holiday sessions in 3 locations; Brandy Hole Copse, Fishbourne Secret Garden and Kingley Vale. Led by our amazing forest school team we will give your children a wonderful afternoon of woodland play and adventure. They will come home happy and relaxed after a day playing in […]

  • Zoom recording – Supporting the transition back to school Parent wellbeing session 6

    5 Mar 2021

    Our psychologist and life coach Helen Neary joins Rachel Maynard, Therapeutic Forest School Leader to offer lots tips and helpful advice to support our children and teenagers with a smooth return back to school after lockdown. Zoom link Topic: The Nature of lockdownStart Time : Mar 4, 2021 07:48 PM Meeting Recording:

  • Parents wellbeing

    13 Sep 2020

    Being a parent of a child with mental health difficulties is a tough place to be. Getting the right and timely support for your child is a challenge with services so stretched. Parents report feeling isolated, alone, confused as to how to support their child and also cope with the impact of mental illness on […]