imagine. explore. grow.

Green Trees Forest School offers a professional and creative approach to implementing Forest School and outdoor learning programs at local schools and clubs in the Swindon area. We believe that learning through play in the outdoor environment is key to growing a child’s confidence, imagination and curiosity. 

Our Programs
about Green Trees Forest School

About Us

Our programs are led by Michael Harrison, a former British Army Senior Non Commissioned Officer. He has extensive experience in bushcraft, survival training and outdoor adventure.

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Our Programs

We have a range of flexible options for local primary schools and clubs looking to implement Forest School programs and activities in to their curriculum.

what are forest schools

What are Forest Schools?

Originally pioneered in Scandinavia with a focus on learning through play, Forest Schools are growing in popularity throughout the UK.

Benefits of Forest Schools

Children can gain many benefits from participating in Forest School learning, both academically and socially.

  • Foster mentally and emotionally healthy attitudes
  • Increase confidence in abilities
  • Encourage curiosity and enthusiasm for tasks
  • Help children re-connect with nature and the environment
  • Increase creative thinking and inventive thought

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Family fun

So I thought I would take the family out to play in the woods and have some hot dogs made over a fire.  It was raining and cold but we were determined to have fun and escape the pull of our warm...
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“Mike has given his time to share some fantastic skills with the Scouts. During both regular meeting nights and residential events he has taught young people shelter and fire building, making cordage and safe use of axe and saws. He has a relaxed and friendly manor which makes the experience enjoyable and inspirational for the Scouts. He leads by example and is always prepared to offer praise and advice.”

Paul Arthurs

Cricklade Explorer Scouts

“As a teacher, I was excited to do Forest Schools. Mike was fantastic and the children had such a lovely time doing Forest Schools with him. He was very knowledgeable about the things we could see – trees, animal footprints, the local area, and presented it to the class in a way which kept the children really engaged. They loved being outdoors and looking for evidence of wildlife – even despite the cold temperatures!!”

Miss Nicholas

Ridgeway Farm CE Academy