Our Champions of Outdoor Play and Learning

Tír na nÓg Forest School, Saint John, NB

Branching Out

ELIZABETH’S STORY

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.