BREEZE Forest School for Emotional Wellbeing

Breeze is our Forest School programme focused on emotional wellbeing.

From 2018-2021 we worked with 4 partner schools and Newcastle University to evaluate the impact of specialist forest school programmes for children and young people experiencing social and emotional difficulties in their lives. The research found the forest school sessions had a significant impact on the emotional wellbeing of the children and young people.

Click on the blue writing for an executive summary of the research.

The full report (123 pages) can be found here.

Since 2021 we have been developing a new network stage of the project supporting the four original schools and 5 additional schools who are interested in using forest schools to support the emotional wellbeing of children and young people. If you would like more information or like to discuss joining the network please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

As of 2023 we have moved into the next stage of the project, during which we will continue to support our existing network of schools, and work closely with 3 more schools. 

 Previous Breeze Publications: 

Working with Newcastle University we have created an information booklet for use in schools and other settings who want to explore using forest school to support children and young people's social and emotional wellbeing. To download the PDF free of charge please click on the link below. 

Information Booklet for schools and other settings:

Forest School for Wellbeing

To read the project report for the pilot year please click on the link below.

Breeze Forest School (3rd edition)