What is a Forest School?

Forest School is a learning environment that facilitates outdoor play in such a way that builds independence, self-regulation, empathy, social and communication skills. Sapling provides a variety of group and individual outdoor experiences that are based upon the interests of the children. Sapling supports a child’s curiosity and nurtures each play adventure as a learning experience.


Children will explore the trees, the plants, the animals, the mud and much more in such a way that promotes their self-esteem and builds their confidence. Those who attend will build a relationship with the natural world that will serve them throughout their lives. Daily experiences include, but are not limited to:

- Nature walks

- Art with natural materials

- Collecting and creating with natural materials

- Group problem-solving experiences

- Group collaborative games

- Tree Climbing

- Structure building

- Weaving

- Songs

- Fire building

- Connecting with the forest

- Connecting with Aboriginal Teachings

- And much more!