The Philosphy of Bush Schools
The philosophy of Bush Schools is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive experiences and participation in engaging and motivating achievable activities in a bush environment, helping to develop personal, social and emotional skills:
Bush Schools has demonstrated success with children of all ages who visit the same local bush environment on a regular basis and through play, learn about the natural environment, how to handle risks and most importantly to use their own initiative to solve problems and co-operate with others.
Children use full sized tools, play, learn boundaries of behaviour; both physical and social, grow in confidence, self-esteem and motivation. Programmes run throughout the year going into the bush in all weathers (except for high winds and extreme heat).
In order to start running Bush Schools sessions at your setting you will need to identify a member of staff to undertake the Level 3 Bush Schools Practitioners Award which will give them all the skills, theory and accreditation you need to set up and run Bush Schools in your setting.