Forest School

Forest School is an inspirational and creative process, it aspires to offers learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.

Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and complements the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.

Angie Kinsella of Nature Way Education is a passionate forest school leader and sustainability teacher who firmly believes in nature pedagogy. Angie feels that connecting with nature on an experiential level and encouraging learning in the outdoors is becoming ever more important in this increasingly digital age.

Angie Kinsella - Naure Way

To book Angie to visit your Primary school through "The Heritage in Schools" theme please follow this link -

Forest School: 8 ways children benefit from learning and playing outside:

  • Building confidence and independence.
  • Feeling empathy for others and nature.
  • Physical fitness.
  • Health benefits.
  • Improved mental health.
  • Learning by experience.
  • Exposure to manageable risk.
  • Better sleep and mood.

More about Angie

Angie holds a background in holistic therapies including children's yoga and mindfulness meditation practices. She is also a qualified permaculture designer working with the ethics of earth care, people care, fair share and weaving all of these practices into her diverse range of courses.

She loves bringing children and adults into the outdoors in her ‘Nature Way’ and 'Forest School' courses. These courses inspire learning through interactive games, activities, songs, stories, nature crafts, foraging and sensory nature meditations. The sensory exploration in these courses deepens the children’s connections to nature as a result igniting curiosity and questioning, a fantastic gateway to learning about nature.

Angie Kinsella - Naure Way

To book Angie to visit your Primary school through "The Heritage in Schools" theme please follow this link -

Spending time outdoors and interacting with our natural surroundings strengthens our connection to the land, allowing us to grow in our awareness as to what surrounds us. Angie is a keen plant forager and enjoys safely teaching the folklore and traditional uses of wild foods.

About the Course

These courses can be held on the school grounds when suitable or in a local woodland or park. Angie teaches children how to assess and map the biodiversity in the chosen location. Within this the children will engage in orienteering, identification of flora, fauna & animal tracking along with other basic bush crafts.

Empowering Children

These activities empower the children to recognise and connect with their everyday surroundings and to feel safe and informed in the outdoors. Throughout all of these activities Angie sows the seeds of environmental awareness and the importance of sustainability.