The outdoor environment is an amazing classroom, children learn best when challenged and interested; their self esteem grows and they interact better with others. At the Jungle Forest School our highly trained and skilled Forest School Leaders will work with children to allow them to explore the outdoors with appropriate support; giving children the time and space to develop a deep connection with nature.
We feel passionately that nature has a purpose in learning, development, and in building a sense of place in the world.
Forest School is an effective way to develop children’s pro-environmental values and behaviours. Up-close and personal encounters with the natural world will better equip children to scaffold these experiences and create opportunities for discussion and building pupils awareness of the environment and desire for sustainability.
We run a number of programmes and activities from our woodland classrooms and base.
Opportunities for children to:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge” Albert Einstein
Experience a sense of freedom in a safe environment
Take risks and trust their own judgement
Learn about nature
Learn how to use tools safely
Develop physical skills and stamina
Develop creativity and imagination
Extend all areas of learning
Use all senses to inspire curiosity, awe and wonder
We aim to develop:
Good Social Communication Skills
A positive mental attitude, self-esteem and confidence
What do we do at Forest School?
We play games, sing, laugh, walk, run, hike and much more
We have story-time, recreate stories and play imaginatively
We do arts and crafts using Mother Nature’s materials
We build dens and huts
We use tools safely
We learn about fire and cooking
We have fun with our friends
60 Desertmartin Road
028 867 48881
Directions from Cookstown: Head north on James St/A29 toward Burn Rd -Continue to follow A29 -Go through 1 roundabout -Turn left at High St/A29 (signs for Maghera/Coleraine/Magherafelt/A31/Londonderry/A6) -Follow A29 for 2 and a half miles and then The Jungle is on your left.