Forest School Values

Forest Schools Education has a steadfast set of intrinsic Forest School values that guide our actions in pursuing every goal.
These Values lead us inexorably towards what we uphold in ourselves, in our teams, in our organisation, regarding the rights of children, families and the natural environment in which we all exist.

 

To have the highest quality standards

  • In our research
  • In the foundation of our developments
  • In our training delivery and outcomes
  • Of the expectations of our trainers and Master Coaches
  • Of the accountability of our Practitioners and Leaders

 

To have stalwart ethics

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Care

 

To hold onto steadfast principles

  • Pursue excellence
  • Listen to our stakeholders at all levels
  • Keep all communication simple and relevant
  • Love this life and have fun
  • Transform lives – those who engage with us or through you

These Values are based upon beliefs that have been formulated over decades of experiences, journeys, encounters, research, observations and reflections, in a number of fields, some congruous, but equally some incongruous, to where we find ourselves now, pursuing a purposeful and single-minded vision.

Inspiration

Forest Schools Education The first act of a newborn is to inspire, to take in breath, and from that moment onwards we never stop inspiring.
We know that Forest Schools has an opportunity to inspire and our techniques and approaches as the means of creating genuine experiences for the purpose of inspiration and transformation.
To that end, we recognise that must inspire individuals to become ambassadors for nature and champions for wellbeing. We have an opportunity to support them in harnessing their potential and passion towards that which speaks to their truest self and to pass onto them that same inspiration that we have been given during our journey.

Aspiration

To aspire is to be on a journey.
We believe in building aspirations for our trainees at every level in terms of their ability to achieve, apply the approach in a diverse range of situations and to transform the lives of those they mentor.
We will build an aspiration for becoming a Forest Schools practitioner and working to use our shared approach to create experiences that can affect the wellbeing and self-worth of a person. They will be encouraged with the aspiration of succeeding in new areas of study in order to create those experiences, whether it is in woodland skills, educational theory or programme planning.

Transformation

To be inspired to change and to aspire to that change are important foundations, however, the process of growth is in itself a core element of the Archimedes approach to Forest Schools.
In being able to transform, we become able to create and re-create ourselves as we wish. Transformational learning is a process that allows anyone to learn how to learn. It focuses on the core ability and qualities of a person and helps create a sense of self-awareness, which then becomes a foundation for personal development.

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Inspire

The first act of a newborn is to inspire, to take in breath, and from that moment onwards we never stop inspiring.

We know that Forest Schools has an opportunity to inspire and our techniques and approaches as the means of creating genuine experiences for the purpose of inspiration and transformation.

To that end, we recognise that must inspire individuals to become ambassadors for nature and champions for wellbeing.  We have an opportunity to support them in harnessing their potential and passion towards that which speaks to their truest self and to pass onto them that same inspiration that we have been given during our journey.

Aspire

To aspire is to be on a journey.

We believe in building aspirations for our trainees at every level in terms of their ability to achieve, apply the approach in a diverse range of situations and to transform the lives of those they mentor.

We will build an aspiration for becoming a Forest Schools practitioner and working to use our shared approach to create experiences that can affect the wellbeing and self-worth of a person.  They will be encouraged with the aspiration of succeeding in new areas of study in order to create those experiences, whether it is in woodland skills, educational theory or programme planning.

Transform

To be inspired to change and to aspire to that change are important foundations, however the process of  growth is in itself a core element of Forest Schools.

In being able to transform, we become able to create and re-create ourselves as we wish.Transformational learning is a process that allows anyone to learn how to learn. It focuses on the core ability and qualities of a person and helps create a sense of self-awareness, which then becomes a foundation for personal development.