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Forest School Clothing & Kit

For your child to enjoy and be safe in Forest School, please provide them with the following in their size that can get wet, muddy or torn. Please provide a water bottle as per the school requirement.

We have a limited stock of over-trousers, wellies, and coats but we do not have every size so it could be uncomfortable for them to wear.

Long-sleeved Top

A long-sleeved T-shirt, jumper, or hoodie.

No Short Sleeved T-shirts.

Long Trousers

Thick jogging bottoms, hiking/walking trousers, denim jeans.

No Shorts or base-layers only – Over-trousers will have to be worn over these.

Walking / Wellington Boots

We will provide these if necessary, but sizes are limited.

No wellies that have handles as these can become a hazard, catching on tree branches.

 

No trainers or school shoes.

SocksDuring our muddy sessions spare socks are helpful to change in to.

Water Bottle

Always required.

Waterproof over-trousers

We will provide these if necessary.

Warm & Waterproof coat

Cold & wet weather only

Warm Hat

Cold & wet weather only

Gloves/Scarf

Cold & wet weather only

Sun Protection Lotion

Sunny weather only

Sun Cap/Hat

Sunny weather only

 

"Why do the children need to wear

long-sleeved tops and trousers?"

We want the children to be as comfortable as they can be whilst in Forest School, but we also need them to be safe. It is vital that the children have the correct size for clothing and boots so they can run and play as well as being protected from scratches, stings, and the weather.

Long sleeve tops and long trousers prevent this but more importantly is the protection from the risk of Lyme disease.
 

Lyme disease is caused by Borrelia, a spirochete bacteria. It’s the most common tick-borne infectious disease in the northern hemisphere and there are multiple strains of the bacteria. Lyme disease is endemic in many parts of the United Kingdom, particularly in woodland or heath-land areas but disease carrying ticks can also be found in cities and gardens. 

Lyme Disease

Find out how to: - prevent tick bites, check for ticks and remove ticks if you are bitten - what to do if you see a rash or feel unwell following a tick bite Includes subtitles

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