Forest School kits:
Pupils across the school will have a weekly session in our Wild at Heart area. When it is your child’s Forest School day please send them into school in old clothing- ideally long sleeved tops and trousers. They should have wellies to change into and waterproof trousers and a waterproof jacket (or an all in one suit).
We are the proud owners of “Wild At Heart”, a conservation area owned by school and designed by the children. Here we enjoy outdoor learning across all areas of the curriculum in the Poly Tunnel, the Viewing Deck, the Log Circle, the Dipping Pond, the Fire Pit, the Willow Tunnel and the Wild Walk itself through fruit orchards and wild summer flowers. The whole school worked on a project to create a wall hanging in the entrance to the school of Wild At Heart, with every child and adult contributing some feature of the conservation area.
The children have the opportunity to create art installations, build structures, make camp-fires and explore this unique wild setting, using only the natural resources around them. The sessions are intended to build the children's leadership and team skills and to encourage their independence and ability to find solutions together. This then helps them, in the more formal classroom environment, to apply these essential life skills.
We are a Forest School
Our Wild At Heart conservation area provides first hand learning and team building skills for all of the children across the school.
All of our children, from 3 to 11 years old, work together to explore the outside learning area first hand, constructing shelters, creating outside art installations and cooking outdoors.