The dedicated forest school area is set deep in our extensive grounds in a ‘real’ forest!
Junior School pupils spend two hours a week learning a range of practical skills, including weaving with hazel, building shelters, splitting wood, and under supervision, making campfires and climbing trees.
They observe the habitats of insects, learn about leaf identification, plant trees and create numerous works of art from branches and twigs. It is also the place to learn basic cooking skills, such as boiling hot water and making hot chocolate on the campfire.
"A wonderful school where children can thrive and be themselves."
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’.
"Junior pupils spend two hours per week in the forest school, learning to build shelters, making hot chocolate over campfires, weaving and studying natural habitats."
Good Schools Guide