Forest Schools in Derbyshire

For some Derbyshire schools and settings Forest Schools is firmly established and sessions are being run in school grounds and local woodlands on a regular basis. Many others are working towards this goal and are completing training and working on other preparations.

Both Clare and I have enjoyed all the different experiences and training that we have done to complete our Forest School qualification. We are so thrilled with every new idea that we come across and then successfully implement into our Forest School sessions.  We can see how each of our children benefit from all the experiences that they are given. I look forward to hearing from you soon and once again thank you for all your support and help you have given to both Clare and myself.

Mrs Amanda Smith and Mrs Clare Kirk, Forest School Leader/Special Needs Teaching Assistants, Glebe Junior School, South Normanton, Derbyshire.

This blog has been designed to help link schools, other settings and individuals running, assisting, supporting or working towards running Forest Schools sessions across Derbyshire. Please use this blog to make links with others and add your own posts.  A Derbyshire Forest Schools Day and a number of other events take place each year in order to provide training and networking opportunities for Derbyshire based Forest School practitioners. This site contains information which may be relevant countywide and there is a page within this site covering the different areas of Derbyshire where local information can be shared, please see the relevant pages for more details.  The headings on the righthand side of this page will help you navigate this site.

Derbyshire County Council has a Forest Schools leader within the Environmental Studies Service who coordinates this blog and is able to support and assist your setting in all aspects of establishing a sustainable Forest Schools programme.

For more information about the Environmental Studies Service please click here

For more information contact

Sarah Keogh

Tel: 01629 533439


Sarah Keogh – ForestSchoolsLeader
Derbyshire County Council
Derbyshire Environmental
Studies Centre
Market Hall
Market Square

S40 1AR


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