Forest Schools

C.I.T. believes that everyone is unique and deserves to have a first class education and be provided with innovative approaches to support their learning. We have a responsibility to ensure we stimulate and engage our pupils appetite to learn, enabling them to continue their outstanding lifelong learning.

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We believe that one of our approaches to outstanding learning is our Forest School. This approach is a form of ‘Outdoor Learning’, which we aim to help enthuse, educate and provide great memories to all our pupils.

C.I.T. Academies has its own Forest School based just outside of Grantham, Lincolnshire. This is accessed by all pupils from both schools within Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship and also by pupils from Isaac Newton Primary School in Grantham.

Woodlands Academy in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, also has its own Forest School on site. As does The Priory School in Spalding, Lincolnshire, which is also accessed by pupils from The Garth School in Spalding, Lincolnshire.

There are wheelchair accessible pathways throughout all our Forest Schools. There are sensory stations based throughout sensory circuits with quiet areas and some with bamboo musical instruments. There are fire pit areas and spectacular outdoor classroom areas made from natural materials and positioned within the centre of the Forest Schools, taking advantage of all the wildlife around. Some Forest Schools have small orchards and vast amounts of wild flowers, along with bat boxes, bird boxes and brash fencing, inviting an abundance of wildlife in.

All areas of the curriculum across C.I.T. Academies benefit from students being able to access these wonderful natural environments.

Please click on the Forest School Handbook below to find out more information.    

Forest Handbook Front Page 

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C.I.T. Academies has its own Forest School.Forest School Shelter

Our Forest School Project has been developed over the past 2 years with behind the scenes work including sourcing a woodland and funding being raised. We always aimed for the Forest School to be fully inclusive and we are proud to say that we have achieved this.  

C.I.T. believe everyone is an individual and that children need activities to support their learning. We have a responsibility to ensure we stimulate them enough to enhance their learning process. We believed we could support this further with a Forest School Programme. We aim to enthuse and educate our students and achieve this through outdoor learning.Forest marshmallows

There are wheelchair accessible pathways throughout the woodland following a sensory circuit. There are sensory stations around this circuit with quiet areas and some with 
bamboo musical instruments. There are two fire pit areas and a spectacular outdoor classroom made from natural materials which is 
positioned right in the centre of the woodland, taking advantage of all the wildlife around. There is a small orchard and vast amounts of wild flowers. There are also bat boxes, bird boxes and a dove coop, inviting wildlife into the woodland.

All areas of the GANF curriculum benefit from students being able to access this wonderful natural environment. Joe Bogumsky, Outdoor Education Co-ordinator at GANF was awarded the Forest School Level 3 Practitioner Award this year and means that full Forest School Teaching takes place at our Forest School.

Forest Handbook Front Page

Please click on the picture to the right to view the full Forest School Handbook.

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