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What is Forest School?

Forest School aims to connect people with wild places and awaken their curiosity. Children have a right to play, access the outdoors and experience the vibrancy of the natural world for themselves. Children can be inquisitive, following their interests and directing their own learning in a safe, engaging environment, facilitated by Forest School leaders. It opens doors to the natural world and all it encompasses, providing a unique experience for each child – nurturing their specific needs and zest for learning.

Confidence, self-esteem and independence are encouraged through a hands-on approach and creative, engaging activities. Opportunities to socialise with peers and solve problems enable children to build resilience and experience a healthy range of emotions. In their own time, children can experiment, take risks, make decisions and explore the possibilities. Through a holistic approach, every child can play, reach their potential and experience positive wellbeing.

Welcome to Pilsley Church of England School's website. We hope you enjoy looking at the range of excellent educational experiences which we provide. If you wish to contact the school to make an enquiry, please ring 01246 583203 or email

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