Six Block Sessions

6 Block Session

We offer blocks of six Forest School sessions for group of children or class, led by the Forest School Lead based at Clapton Park Children's Centre.
Please note that if the staff/pupil ratio is not met, the sessions may need to be cancelled.

Allow your pupils to learn in a natural and exciting way through the Forest School ethos.
These sessions cover all areas of the curriculum and support children to engage and develop their understanding of sustainability, love and care.
We have found that blocks of six sessions or more, offer a wide range of opportunities for children to learn and practice new skills, and that we can evidence the impact on children’s learning and development over such a short period.

Staff from participating schools and settings will need to accompany, and be responsible for, the children, whilst the Forest School Lead conducts the sessions.

Participating settings will have access to the changing facilities and use of resources at Clapton Park Children's Centre, and will access Hackney Marshes for the sessions.
The site is risk assessed on a regular basis, and the Forest School Lead holds a current First Aid certificate.
Booking inquiries 
Contact the Hackney Forest School Lead on; 
  • Your school or nursery setting 
  • age group 
  • total children you wish to experience Forest School 
  • term you wish to start from 
  • general ideas that you may want to gain from the experience 
HFS Lead will respond as quickly as possible. They will confirm days and time slots based on availability. 
Once you have agreed dates, HFS Lead will ask you to order the booking through Services for Schools(if you have not done so). 
Once HFS Lead receives the order notification from Services for Schools, HFS Lead will send over the Services Agreement. 
Next Steps by HFS Lead
  • HFS Lead will arrange a visit to meet the team attending the sessions  
  • medical forms, risk assessment, liability insurance will be sent over to setting/school
  • planning for session
  • Children are aged 2 - 11 years old
  • Groups not to exceed 20 (if so, please email HFS lead in advance to discuss) 
  • Adults meet their child ratio outings policy 
  • Take a look at the Hackney Forest School Handbook 
  • Adults and children adhere to Hackney Forest School service agreement including safeguarding procedures