OWLs Home Education Forest School

Owls (Outdoors Without LimitS) is our forest school drop off session for home educated children. Owls is aimed at children aged between 5-10 yrs and currently runs on Tuesday mornings.

Based at the peaceful secret garden in Fishbourne, a 2 minute drive from the big Tesco roundabout in Chichester, this private space is just for the forest school so children are free to explore, build, hide, cook, make or just relax. Our ethos is very much one of child-led learning so there is no pressure to do any of the many activities offered each week, children are free to follow their own learning. The sessions are led by 2 experienced forest school leaders who adapt their approach to facilitate each child’s learning.

Children take part in a number of activities including nature activities, bug hunting, stream dipping, mud kitchen, wood craft and use of tools, den building, pulleys and ropes, hammocks and rope swings, fire lighting, camp fire and cooking.

Forest school encourages physical and emotional development and has been shown to build confidence, self esteem, social and emotional skills and a love of nature.

Sessions are fun by Level 3 qualified forest school leaders with outdoor first aid, food hygiene and enhanced DBS checks. Chichester Forest Schools CIC is a non-profit community organisation and are Recognised Providers of long term forest school programmes endorsed by the Forest School Association.

Booking is for the half-term and payable in advance.

For information or to join the waiting list please email info@chichesterforestschools.com