Forest School and Beach School
King’s School is an advocate of outdoor learning as a regular and important part of a child’s education. As well as using our beautiful grounds for a wide range of lessons, King’s promotes access to Forest School for all children from age 2 to 11. This Danish concept of learning outdoors encourages children to enjoy their environment, promotes caring for their surroundings and develops an awareness of topical environmental issues.
Forest School activities include team games, tool safety and use, den building and survival skills, natural artworks, knowledge of flora and fauna, biodiversity studies and fires for cooking. There are two areas with wooden seating, covered by parachutes for inclement days. Forest School goes ahead during most weather.
Children have participated in the RSPB bird watch and Wildlife Action Awards, the ‘Get Britain Buzzing’ bee count, the Kew Gardens Free Seeds scheme and EDF Energy’s ‘What’s under your feet’ biodiversity study.
Nearby Wembury Beach is used for Beach Schools. Recently we have enjoyed shelter building, mini raft race, tidal zones study and rock pooling.