Our Champions of Outdoor Play and Learning
Tír na nÓg Forest School, Saint John, NB
This explains why, at forest school, we call the environment our third teacher. Educators have a role to play, the forest has a role to play, and children also actively contribute to their own education by exploring the woods around them. A lot of forest school is actually child-led learning: if they’re interested in making bannock or climbing trees, as teachers we get to guide them through those things, and then to interact with them based on their interests.