From studying for this qualification, re-familiarising myself with the ethos and observing children in my school react to it, I have a renewed passion for child led, outdoor experiences and everything that the Forest School ethos promotes. Instead of familiar thoughts of, ‘Why am I making children do this? What worth does it have for them?’, when I am leading Forest School I am constantly thinking, ‘This is what learning is about!’. Interestingly, this has not only changed my practise in Forest School but has also changed my everyday classroom teaching.

Jackie Roby