Poor Weather and Shelter Policy




We will not go to Forest School if the conditions are deemed dangerous:


•Strong winds that make woodland areas hazardous for use due to falling debris. (check the wind speed against the beaufort scale).


•During thunder storms.


•Very wet cold conditions where hypothermia is a possibility.


In inclement and or cold weather we will erect temporary shelters to enable us to take shelter. They will be erected quickly and easily in a manner suitable to the layout and orientation of the Forest School site being used.  


In the summer the trees in the forest will be provide some sun cover. We will also erect shelters to provide extra shelter for shade.

We will use the BBC weather online forecast to make judgements about the expected conditions before each session.


Many of the activities can be carried out inside, therefore no child will miss out if the conditions do not allow us to go into the woods.