A natural shelter in it’s most basic form does exactly what the name suggests. It provides shelter and is therefore a necessary survival tool should you ever need it. At Forest school level it is much more than that. Building a shelter provides many holistic benefits to those involved including team building, enhancing gross motor skills, achieving tasks and community cohesion for all those involved. It is also a great way for learners to get up close and personal with their woodland environment and all the materials that it possess.