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We were recently successful in gaining a grant from ‘Learning through Landscapes’ to purchase additional outdoor learning equipment. The grant was for £500 worth of equipment and included 2 hours of training. This training took place last Thursday (10th October) and involved a selection of teachers and teaching assistants and the forest school rangers from Year 5 and 6. We spent the time outside on the nature trail learning more about the ways we can learn outside and asked the children to share with us the activities they have enjoyed the most, or would like to try. They were really keen to share their ideas and absolutely loved being outside measuring how tall a tree is by looking through their legs, or aging a tree using their hand span measurements. We also got to try out some of the equipment we have received and managed to make forest school badges using palm drills and wood circles.
It was a really enjoyable morning and the children are looking forward to supporting on forest school Fridays as well as to their own opportunities to learn outside.
Year 1 got to do some Forest School activities, including den building, forest art, hide and seek and toasting marshmallows on the fire. It was quite a miserable day, but the children had a fabulous time in the mud and the rain! Well done to all the parents for providing waterproofs and wellies, and to Miss Smith for teaching the children. We look forward to our next outdoor adventure.
Here is a link to the Forest School Association webpage which will give more information on the ethos behind the initiative.