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Forest School

The Forest School Programme at Maltman’s Green allows girls to explore our extensive outdoor and woodland areas, giving them the opportunity to learn new skills within a stimulating environment. Research shows that natural areas provide children with places for creative play, self-tests of their developing strength and skill, and quiet. Forest Schools have significant positive effects on behavior in terms of a greater sense of energy and happiness, better concentration, more cooperative and creative social play, less anger, less depression and less stress. *

Through our in-house practitioner, our Forest School offers a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education. Within our Forest School we have a bird hide, mud kitchen, bug hotel, fire pit and plenty of trees and shrubbery to explore. Woodland and landscaped areas are dotted throughout the grounds and all girls have access to natural areas during playtime.

Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.

The Forest School Association

The ethos is shared by thousands of trained practitioners across the UK and beyond. Its roots reach back to early years pioneers in outdoor learning and across the sea to Scandinavia.

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∗ “Benefits of Nature Contact for Children” by Louise Chawla
New Head Appointed

The Governors of Maltman’s Green School are delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Jill Walker as Headmistress from September 2020.  She succeeds the current Head, Mrs Joanna Pardon, who will be retiring next summer after 15 very successful years.