Forest School allows learners to use their own initiative and work alongside others as well as to problem solve. Skills such as these help to develop empathy and respect for others. It allows learners to develop their own interests and skills at their own pace without pressure of targets or time constraints. Self-esteem and confidence will rise allowing the learner to further challenge themselves. Being able to self-manage feelings and behaviour will guide and support learner's to challenge their own thinking, social interactions and relationships.
Forest School offers the progressive teaching of skills in the use of tools, whereby levels of concentration, communication and co-ordination will evolve. These skills will also help to raise self-esteem by providing a sense of purpose and achievement. Being able to regulate and control their emotions and behaviour accordingly whilst undertaking tasks with tools also allows personal emotional intelligence to grow.