Forest School Classroom
A special classroom for forest school activities is a popular addition for schools throughout the UK. Cabinco Structures offer a wide range of options including;
- The fully enclosed laboratory style building shown here.
- The popular Octagonal Gazebo which looks great in a woodland setting.
- The economical option of coupling a few sleeper benches in a circle for an uncovered low cost teaching area.
- Our new Camping Pods may be the ideal solution for a small fully weatherproof area for outdoor teaching.
Forest School Options
Our fully enclosed forest school classroom (as shown in these images) will be provided with lighting/electricity points and can be upgraded to a heated unit if required. It is 6m in diameter so offers approx 30 square meters of fully enclosed, weathertight classroom. Model shown has double glazed factory finished windows and doors which have a 5 yr manufacturers guarantee. There is a choice of roofing options including sedum, but the option shown is a Katepal Bitumen Shingle tile which currently has a 15 year guarantee. The external cladding is normally a naturally weather resilient species selected for being no maintenance and having a long life span. Siberian Larch, Western Red Cedar or Thermowood are all options depending on budget and preference.
The standard gazebo range are all suitable for installing in a forest area. Our installation system avoids any root disruption for existing trees. Weather protection can be added through the polycarbonate panels or weather proof gazebo covers
The sleeper bench option is great positioned within the forest canopy itself and available at a very low cost. Therefore enabling you to create a classroom within the forest and benefit from the shade of the trees themselves. Sleeper benches are very sturdy and economical and are a good way of providing outdoor seating. Benches can be fixed around the campfire area and thereby controling how close to the flames the group sit.
The selected style is often down to funding, but each one brings its own magic to the outdoor teaching style of the forest school. What really changes is how protected from the elements you want to be.
A forest school classroom for any budget.