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Forest School

Summer 2020

Developments continue at our Forest School site where a new fire circle has been built using huge boulders. Both the children and staff are looking forward to using the fire pit to cook on in future. We are also continuing to work with the National Park’s volunteers and staff to plant more trees and increase the biodiversity of the land.

During the unprecedented lockdown across the country due to Covid - 19, our village school has been largely closed with the majority of children continuing their learning at home. A small group of children have remained at school and for them the space provided by the Forest School field has been a real bonus

Autumn Term 2019

We had a fantastic afternoon with The North York Moors Park Rangers this term. Our children planted young hedge plants and showed great team work and perseverance in making sure they were planted and protected properly.  Thank you once again to Sam from The North York Moors National Park, Land of Iron Project for donating the whips and organising the afternoon. We look forward to working with Sam again soon when we plant 21 oak trees, one for each child, at our Forest School site.

September 2019

Staff, parents, pupils and National Park volunteers met at the school field to plant 720 hedge plants, kindly donated by the North York Moors National Park. It was a cold day but we did it and the boundary works are now complete!  Alder Buckthorn was also planted to encourage Brimstone butterflies to the site. 

The children enjoyed their first Forest School session in our school field. Firstly the children learnt safety rules and the importance of caring for their environment and then looked closely at and recorded plants within a small area. 

It was great to hear how well the children had slept after their adventures in the field. Children thrive when learning in an outdoor environment and we will encourage them to take risks, problem solve and build resilience using all the wonderful, natural resources around us. 

 

February 2019

January 2019

The school field gets a new stock proof fence and a wooden 5 bar gate kindly donated from The North York Moors, Land of Iron Project.

December 2018

Parents, pupils and staff met at this parcel of land to begin preparatory work to the boundary. Old fencing and barbed wire were removed, the overgrown hedge trees were trimmed and an old shed removed.  The children are already excitedly referring to it as the School Field.

Pictures

Breakfast Club Poster 2019