Forest Schools & Allotment

We hold Forest School sessions in our Nature Area where we learn about nature and outdoor skills such as whittling, orienteering and woodcraft. We hold these sessions on our school site where we also concentrate on co-operative games, self-awareness and social skills.

We have an allotment near the river at Welshmill. The children enjoy planting, nurturing and harvesting the fruits and vegetables. We bring our produce back to school where it is shared among the classes who use it to introduce the children to new flavours by making delicious soups and stir-fries etc.

We aim:

  • To inspire children in their learning through making it fun and relevant
  • To meet the needs of families and involve them in their children’s learning
  • To value children as individuals but to encourage them to recognise the needs of others
  • To help children to feel safe and to be happy and healthy
  • To give children access to the skills they need to enjoy life and achieve personal fulfillment
  • To involve children with the wider community