The Woodland Project


Green Pathway

Subject Leader Woodland Project Mr D Sweet
Woodland Project Teachers Ms F McWilliam


“Forest School is an inspirational process that offer
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” (FSA)

  • “It’s what I come to school for now” Year 11
  • “It gives me breathing space to focus in my other subjects” Year 11 pupil
  • “I like it because I can be good at it” year 9 pupil                                                                                                                                                                                      Please see our learning journey for a visual representation of the curriculum.


This is an exciting opportunity to participate in a holistic programme which focuses on developing:

  • Self Esteem
  • Self Confidence
  • Independence
  • Resilience
  • Risk management
  • Social development
  • And much more………….

This is achieved by taking part in the survival, bushcraft and nature-inspired activities embraced by the “Forest Schools” philosophy. These include: fire management and outdoor cooking; creating shelters using natural resources; tool use, safety and maintenance; whittling and other woodcrafts; team-building games and activities; understanding ecology and sustainability; traditional handicrafts using natural and repurposed/recycled materials. 

Alongside this, pupils will take part in the AQA Unit Awards. These are achievable units of work which offer certification to support the practical elements of this course. 


  • AQA units are assessed through short portfolios of work based on practical activities we have done
  • Internal ongoing assessment based on how individuals are developing as a person