There are two types of behaviour to consider when looking at Forest School both positive and negative behaviour. Behaviours often perceived as negative can have a significant impact on the Forest School Experience and the outcomes for an individual or group. Below you will find some generalised impacts that positive and negative behaviour may have on a Forest School expereince.
As mentioned in the previous section there are a variety of influences that affect a child’s/client’s behaviour and it is important to have an understanding of these. As a practitioner it is important to have a knowledge of how to handle disruptive behaviour, whilst showing care for the disruptive individual and the group. In the next section you will find information about dealing with behaviours in a Forest School setting.