C.I.T believes that everyone is unique and deserves to have a first class education and be provided with innovative approaches to support their learning. We have a responsibility to ensure we stimulate and engage our pupils appetite to learn, enabling them to continue their outstanding lifelong learning.
We believe that one of our approaches to outstanding learning is our Forest School. This approach is a form of ‘Outdoor Learning’, which we aim to help enthuse, educate and provide great memories to all our pupils.
C.I.T Academies has its own Forest School based just outside of Grantham, Lincolnshire.
There are wheelchair accessible pathways throughout our Forest School, with sensory stations based throughout sensory circuits with quiet areas and some with bamboo musical instruments. There are fire pit areas and spectacular outdoor classroom areas made from natural materials and positioned within the centre of the Forest School, taking advantage of all the wildlife around. There ia a small orchard and vast amounts of wild flowers, along with bat boxes, bird boxes and brash fencing, inviting an abundance of wildlife in.
Isaac Newton Primary School in Grantham has its own Forest School on site. As does Woodlands Academy in Spilsby, and The Priory School in Spalding, which is also accessed by pupils from The Garth School in Spalding.
All areas of the curriculum across C.I.T Academies benefit from pupils being able to access these wonderful natural environments.
Forest School Handbook – to download please CLICK HERE