Bosque Escola Avelãs

It is a forest school or pre-primary school for boys and girls between 3 and 6 years old that is developed outdoors in nature. The education methodology emphasizes respect for the curiosity of the children and the use of natural elements to learn. Thus, we combine nature and respectful free play.

At the moment it takes place Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. The goal is to be running five days a week.

We have an educators and a team of volunteers who are responsible of accompany the children.

Each children bring a backpack with their mid-morning snack, water and lunch. All food brougth must be vegetarian, sugar free and as much seasonal and ecological as possible.

We follow the school calendar of Portugal.

This is a community project. We are currently 5 families and we want to reach 8 families.

The children who attend the Forest School are from many countries (United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, New Zeland) so multiculturalism and multilingualism is one of our richest. The languages spoken are Portuguese, Spanish and English.

The project started in 2017 and is sponsored by Descalças Cooperativa Cultural and Terra Purna permaculture project.