The dedicated forest school area is set deep in our extensive grounds.
The Junior School spend two hours a week learning a range of practical skills, including weaving with hazel, building shelters, splitting wood, and under supervision, making camp-fires and climbing trees.
They observe the habitats of insects, learn about leaf identification, plant trees, boil water for hot chocolate, cook on the camp fire and create numerous works of art from branches and twigs, and discarded litter.
There is also plenty of time for games; old favourites include Man hunt, Commando, and more recently Rangers and Poachers!
The Forest School includes a purpose-built cabin, constructed to face out across the fields, maximising natural light inside. Its walls provide space for displaying woodland ‘finds’.
“A wonderful school where children can thrive and be themselves.” Parent