Forest School and Outdoor Learning


We are excited to inform you about two new programmes which will start running at CIS this year.

As many of you know, Cambridge School has long promoted outdoor activities among our students in the form of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Cambridge Challenge Award and through our hiking, kayaking and climbing courses. We now intend to add to this by introducing Forest School and Outdoor Learning.

Forest School (Y2 and Y3) and Outdoor Learning (Y4 – Y6) have come to us from the Scandinavian model of Education and focuses on building independence, resilience, problem solving and team working skills in young people. It takes learning out of the classroom and into nature providing children with not only life lessons and life skills, but also helping them form a close bond with the natural environment.

Forest School and Outdoor Learning has been proven to improve both physical and mental health, enhance performance in the classroom, build confidence, and provide students with the vital non-academic skills they need to thrive in life. This holistic approach to child development is not only vital in ensuring CIS students are happy and healthy learners but provides them with extra tools to excel in the classroom.

We very much look forward to updating you on these two initiatives throughout the year.