Welcome!  We are a forest school based on the outskirts of Shepton Mallet.  Shepton is part of the East Mendip Hills in Somerset. We are a non-profit making community group. Our Forest School aims to provide regular opportunities to achieve, as well as develop confidence and self-esteem through hands on learning experiences in a woodland environment.

Holly & Hawthorn Philosophy & Aims

The philosophy of Forest School is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences.
We aim give children the opportunity to:

  • access outdoors as a learning environment
  • develop useful skills and awareness of nature and the environment
  • increase motivation and learn alternative attitudes.
  • increase confidence and self-esteem as participants
  • improve ability to work together as a group and develop team work skills


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