How does Forest School impact on the environment?

If we overuse an area the footfall has a negative impact on the environment, causing bare earth to be exposed by the trampling of the field layer and some damage to shrubs. This could also impact on ground nesting birds and biodiversity.

What is environmental ecological impact assessment?

What is an Ecological Impact Assessment? An Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA), is the process through which the potential impacts resulting from a project are identified, quantified, and assessed through appropriate ecology surveys. This assessment can be undertaken for sites or projects of any size or scale.

What is Forest School pedagogy?

Forest school is both a pedagogy and a physical entity, with the use often being interchanged. The plural “schools” is often used when referring to a number of groups or sessions. Forest school uses the woods and forests as a means to build independence and self-esteem in children and young adults.

What are forest schools initiative?

Forest School aims to promote the holistic development of all involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners. Forest School offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.

What are the 6 core principles of Forest School?

The 6 Forest School Principles

  • Forest School is a long-term process.
  • Forest School takes place in a natural wooded environment.
  • Forest School aims to promote holistic development.
  • Forest School offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks.
  • Forest School is run by qualified Forest School practitioners.

What are the disadvantages of Forest Schools?

Some of the cons of forest school It can be tough and challenging on bitterly cold days as children spend every day outside, rain or shine. (We did hear from some of our lovely Forest School leaders that they also visit museums if the weather gets really bad.)

What is the difference between environmental impact assessment and ecological impact assessment?

Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) is a method for identifying the ecological features likely to be affected by a development and assessing the potential impacts to them. An EcIA is often included in a larger Environmental Statement (ES) as part of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

How do you carry out an environmental impact assessment?

EIA: 7 Steps

  1. Scoping. Establish the boundaries of the EIA, set the basis of the analyses that will be conducted at each stage, describe the project alternatives and consult the affected public.
  2. Impact Assessment & Mitigation.
  3. Impact Management.
  4. The EIA Report.
  5. Review & Licensing.
  6. Monitoring.

What does the Eyfs say about Forest School?

Forest schools provide a specialised learning approach that offers children regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.

What are the ratios for Forest School?

Staffing and ratios: Forest school is only open to children 3 years old and over. The statutory staffing ratio for 3 year olds is 1 adult: 8 children. There is no statutory requirement for a higher ratio for Forest School, but we have a considerably higher ratio.

Are Forest Schools effective?

Forest School can increase a child’s confidence and self-esteem through exploration, problem solving, and being encouraged to learn how to assess and take appropriate risks depending on their environment.