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Forest School – A Fantastic Outdoor Learning Experience

July 2, 2017

Forest School is a fantastic outdoor learning experience carried out at Evenwood, Staindrop and Green Lane Primary Schools.

Each session lasts 90 minutes and caters for a maximum of 16 young people aged 5 to 11 years.

Activities on offer are camp building, weaving with wool, whittling with Potato peelers and sheath knives. Not forgetting a couple of their favourites, fire building, zip wire making.

In our fire cooking activities we cover cake making, garlic bread and pancakes and toasting marshmallows. Whilst the children are on the Forest School course, the refreshments on offer are nettle tea, elderflower cordial and sticky bud juice, which the children make themselves.

The main aims of the Forest School sessions are:

  • Help children learn life skills.
  • Self Awareness.
  • Good social communication skills.
  • Independence.
  • Safety around fires and how to use tools safely and correctly.
  • How to play safely in the woods.

Forest school leaders make sure that the children leave things unknown, alone.

More information about Bright Woods Forest School can be found on facebook.

 

Carla

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