Rising Fives has its own room which is based around ‘Forest Schools’. Hollies Forest School is an outdoor learning experience, which takes place in Black Woods an area just off Hucknall Rd and an area specifically looked after in Bestwood Country Park in Nottingham.


The experience starts with a ride in our very own Hollies Bus which takes us to the site, structured, fun and interactive sessions with the environment are planned carefully by our very own fully qualified Forest School practitioner, den building, dragon hunting, tree climbing are just some of the activities the children enjoy, the value of Forest Schools is never ending, it is suitable and enjoyable for every child. It promotes active learning, healthy risk taking and freedom to explore the natural environment and promotes positive well being to each individual child, which extends Forest School activities and compliment the EYFS by supporting the seven areas of learning and development through adult led activities. The children in this group will engage with Pre-School on a daily basis to encourage relationships and free play.