Rosedene's Forest & Beach School Ethos

Forest & Beach School is an integral part to life at Rosedene. Both environments provide an inspirational learning process, that offers all children regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or coastal environment. We facilitate the environments so that our children have the right to access risk and the vibrant reality of the natural world; and the right to experience a healthy range of emotions, through all the challenges of social interaction, to build a resilience that will enable continued and creative engagement with their peers and their potential. 

The child-led approach taken interweaves with the ever-changing moods, conditions, resources and challenges of the natural world through the varying seasons to fill every session and programme with discovery and enchantment. Each session shares a common set of principles, aimed at ensuring all learners experience the cumulative and lasting benefits that Forest & Beach School offers.

We have qualified, Level 3 Forest School Leaders and Level 3 Beach School leaders in house, who are responsible for the design and development of our programmes.

As recent research now confirms, children and young people are stimulated by the outdoors and typically experience, over time, an increase in their self-belief, confidence, learning capacity, enthusiasm, communication and problem-solving skills and emotional well-being. As well as building strong relationships with their peers and learning to lean on them for advice, support and assistance.

We constantly update our parents on their child’s Forest & Beach School ethos and the related photography is available after every session via our Rosedene app.