Forest School

Latest pictures from Forest School - February 27th 2020 - Rivington






New Park School has a learning programme called Forest School. At Forest School, pupils will experience a variety of activities in each session such as:

Art work

Maths practical work


Rope/knot making

Tent/shelter making

Building camp fires

Cooking their own food

Heating their own warm drink

Learning the rules of the forest



Working together

 Waiting for Lunch...Dove Stones, Saddleworth, Oldham



The philosophy of Forest Schools Education is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through long term and regular positive outdoor experiences, led by a qualified Forest School Practitioner, in a learner led environment.


By participating in a range of experiences in a woodland environment, each participant has an opportunity to develop intrinsic motivation, sound emotional and social skills as well as aspirational and reflective approaches to life .


These, through self-awareness, can be developed to reach our personal potential and to be part of a community which can define and develop itself.

Forest Schools have demonstrated success with children of all ages who visit the same local woodlands on a regular basis and through play, have the opportunity to learn through and about the natural environment, how to handle risks and, most importantly, to use their own initiative to solve problems and co-operate with others, thus forming communities.


Forest School programmes run throughout the year across all Key Stages.


Forest Schools aims to develop:

• Self Awareness

• Self-Regulation

• Intrinsic motivation

• Empathy

• Good social communication skills

• Independence

• A positive mental attitude, self-esteem and confidence



Contact Us

New Park Academy
Waterslea, Off Green Lane, Eccles, Manchester, M30 0RW (SAT NAV M30 0SR)

New Park Academy Juniors - Walnut Road, Winton, Manchester, M30 8LE (SAT NAV M30 8LB)

0161 921 2000
0161 921 2030

Almut Bever-Warren - Headteacher

Philippa Peploe - SENCO

Chair - New Park Academy Advisory Board
Yvonne Luckin - c/o

New Park Academy, Green Lane, Patricroft, Manchester, M30 9RW

Tel:0161 921 2000