Woodpecker Forest School
Forest School Weather Conditions
In keeping with traditional practices of Forest Schools the philosophy is ‘there is no such thing as bad weather’, we just encourage appropriate clothing to match the weather conditions. Children who are dressed appropriately for inclement weather such as wet and cold, do enjoy their time in the outdoors.
To enable the children to experience all the wonders of the seasons Forest School sessions happen all year round, in all but the most extreme weather conditions.
The health, safety and well-being of the children and staff are always of paramount concern during woodland sessions, but the weather can be difficult to predict on any given day, especially during the winter months. Sometimes the weather predicted may not materialize, while in other cases, weather could change quickly over the course of the session.
Occasionally, and at the Forest School Leader's discretion, it may be necessary to shorten the woodland session if weather conditions change or worsen, or hold the woodland session in another part of the school grounds.
Forest School define extreme weather as:
• Sustained freezing temperatures for duration of session.
• High winds (gusting/gale force winds).