Whoever said, “Time flies when you are having fun!” was not lying! What a busy end to the academic year we had and now we are at the beginning of a whole new one!
This year we are excited to be working with Bourne Primary School in Ruislip again for the third year. The children are well in the stride of Forest School and really take ownership of their learning and exploration during their sessions. We welcomed our new Reception class last week, who will be joining us each week throughout the year, getting a full Forest School experience, seeing the site change through the seasons. We look forward to sharing their Forest School journey with them and seeing how much they grow during the year.
This half term, we are also excited to be working with the Year 6 children. In their third year of Forest School, they are keen to take more responsibility around the fire and try even more new things. So far they have made some nettle cordage, woven their own bramble baskets, cooked jam and used beeswax to make their very own plantain balm.
We are also very privileged to be continuing our work with the children of Kerem Primary School in Hampstead each week. The children are thoroughly enjoying their time exploring in amongst the trees and long grass. They have already impressed us with their teamwork art skills creating beautiful circles of peace and some musical natural shakers.
Chater Primary School pupils in Watford have been working hard to develop their grounds, sewing carrots, strawberries and tomatoes alongside a fragrant smelling herb garden. They are taking care to ensure that it is watered and weeded each week so that they can enjoy the taste of the things they have grown in a few weeks time. The children are great at exploring the site and using the resources. They particularly enjoyed using the berries fro the Dogwood tree to add to their musical shakers this week.
This term has also seen us starting Forest School with the fantastic Reception and Year 1 children of Lady Margarets Primary School in Southall. We are excited to see them develop in confidence each week as they explore their new site.
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