Menu. A muddy stream can become the source of a clay-based art project. Forest Schools, Danish Style . The Scandinavian Language Institute is a Washington State non-profit corporation and tax-exempt organization, associated with the National Nordic Museum. Summer Camp can be added the two last weeks of June, and the first two weeks of August for an additional cost. All comments are moderated for civility, relevance and other considerations. The ‘Forest School’ concept originated in Scandinavia, where schools use local woodland areas to hold outdoor activities which foster children’s problem-solving and cooperation skills, as well as their confidence and self-esteem. Wildflowers provides care and education based on the Scandinavian forest school model, which is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. Forest School came to the UK primarily from Scandinavia, where early years education conducted in the outdoors is a widely accepted practice. “The outdoors may be the antidote to remote learning,” said Hanscom, who has been advising schools on the benefits of outdoor education, “which can be such a struggle for so many families.”, “You just don’t want to put your child through that every day,” said Chavarin, who has expanded her program to try to meet growing demand.“The parental guilt is so heavy for all of us right now.”.