Forest School

Welcome to our Forest School Information page!  Houghton Conquest Lower School is very fortunate to have such a lovely outdoor space.  Over the past two years, the staff and community have worked very hard toward building an amazing Forest School Area which is used to enhance the pupil experience for all students who attend here.  Sessions are offered to small groups of children on a rotating basis.  Each year EVERY student is offered the opportunity to experience forest school which takes place outdoors during all types of weather — rain, snow and the cold!  In the words of Alfred Wainright, “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.”  (A Coast to Coast Walk, 1973)

Children are provided with achievable goals which build their self-confidence, encourage resilience, independence and perseverance.  This wonderful enrichment program provides communication about our environment, the animals within and preservation of the beautiful world in which we live.  And on top of all that they have large amounts of FUN!!

Forest School makes lower school memories that last a long, long time if not forever.   Happy memories equals happy children; and that’s what we have here at Houghton Conquest Lower School.