Forest Schools

Forest School is a holistic and learner-led outdoor education process. It allows children to develop themselves through healthy engagement with risk, problem-solving and self-discovery, all within a natural environment in a hands-on and thoughtful manner.

‘Nature is one of our greatest teachers.’

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Dandelion Honey

Dandelion Honey

This week the children foraged for dandelions in our forest school area to make dandelion honey. They all tasted the finished product and then compared it with the wild garlic oil we made last week. Dandelion honey was the favourite, with some children asking for the...

Wild Garlic Oil fresh from Forest School

Wild Garlic Oil fresh from Forest School

This week we made homemade wild garlic olive oil using the leaves and flowers from our school forest. We talked about the importance of identifying leaves and ensuring they are safe to eat. The children collected wild garlic leaves and they were blanched for one...

Minibeasts and a visit from Blu

Minibeasts and a visit from Blu

We have started our new topic 'Minibeasts' this week in Rowan class and have enjoyed a visit to Forest School, where we observed minibeasts using magnifying glasses. We also took woodland swatches to help us identify minibeasts. The children then drew and wrote...

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