The pre-school has only just opened and is hugely focussed on exercise and the outdoors A brand new pre-school with a focus on getting children active and outdoors to benefit their mental health has been officially opened by Grimsby Town goalkeeper, James McKeown. He cut the ribbon the morning after Grimsby Town managed to clinch a spot in the Football League playoffs as they hope to gain promotion back to League Two this season.
A Welwyn Garden City primary has launched a new forest school to help build children’s confidence and resilience following the COVID-19 pandemic. Nursery and reception children at Watchlytes Primary School now have regular outdoor classes, with sessions including exciting activities like climbing, crafts, using wood tools and making dens.
Works are being planned to improve road safety near a Horsham school. Joint proposals are being put forward by West Sussex County Council and Horsham District Council for improvements in Comptons Lane near Forest School. They aim to create dedicated spaces for pedestrians and cyclists, and priority crossings to improve access to the school.
A FOREST and Outdoor Learning Awards course is to start in Dumfries next month. The introductory course will be run by the Wildlife and Conservation Management (WCM) team at SRUC’s Barony campus in May, followed by the full practitioner course in the new academic year.
Harrogate's Belmont Grosvenor School invites pre-schoolers to the launch of their new Forest School Stay and Play sessions
North Yorkshire prep school next week. The independent school in Birstwith is opening its grounds for the first of a series of Forest School Stay and Play sessions for three and four-year-olds across the area. Taking place on Friday, April 29 between 9.30am and 10.30am, parents are invited to bring their youngsters, enjoy refreshments in the outdoor classroom and see the benefits of outdoor learning on their child’s mental health and wellbeing.
'It's not as scary as you think' - The first pupils to be welcomed into Forest School in Horsham since it became co-educational are loving school life
The first pupils to be welcomed into Forest School in Horsham since it became a mixed school have a message for students contemplating the move to secondary education in September - 'It’s not as scary as you think'. There are just 27 girls in the first Year 7 intake, but 100 more will be joining them this autumn.
A County Durham primary school is branching even further into outdoor learning with a new addition to its woodland. Bishop Ian Ramsey Church of England School, in Medomsley, has planted a range of trees in a bid to develop its Forest School. As part of its Forest School status, children are encouraged to discover, explore, observe and question what they find in the woods, with sessions taking place each week.
Tesco Community Grants fund thousands of local community projects across the UK, helping to fight holiday hunger, tackle mental health, support young people, host community events and much more. Since 2016 the scheme has supported over 40,000 community groups with more than £90million in grants.
Children have been left heartbroken after arsonists set light to nearly half of the equipment at a forest school. Amy Maquire, who runs Amy Acorn’s Forest School, at Old School Wood in Great Waldingfield, Suffolk, discovered the devastation on Saturday morning. The evening before, vandals set light to almost half of her equipment, including two mud kitchen tables, a food table, a hand wash station, a fire surround, den building poles, poles for wind chimes, pallets for artwork and branches collected to use as swings.
A Horsham school has raised almost £6,500 for Ukrainian aid with a fundraising walk on Tuesday, March 15. Forest School students took to the school field to walk a combined 1,341 miles – the distance from the school to the Motherland Monument in Kyiv. Assistant headteacher and organiser of the event, Liz Kirkland, said: “Following a very successful whole school walk raising money for Macmillan Cancer a few years ago we decided that walking the distance from The Forest School to Ukraine would demonstrate our unified recognition and support for the people of Ukraine.
Strikes have forced the private school to backtrack. But bosses are still using the threat of fire and rehire to bring in inferior contracts. Downloading PDF. Please wait... Tuesday 22 March 2022 Issue 2797 Teachers at Forest School in Waltham Forest, east London, struck for two days this week to beat back the threat of fire and rehire.
YOUNGSTERS from a Barrow primary school enjoyed a fun-filled and muddy day out learning how to keep themselves, others and the environment safe. Year Six pupils from Ormsgill Nursery and Primary school joined qualified practitioners from Furness Outdoor Learning in their first Forest School session. Headteacher Mick Cull said: "Our Year 6 children took part in their first Forest School session last Wednesday.
Sherwood Primary School grow a forest following generous donation by SPAR's Preston supplier James Hall Ltd
Pupils and staff at Sherwood Primary School in Fulwood have been busy planting numerous Christmas Trees on their school grounds, thanks to a donation by James Hall & Co. Ltd, the supplier for SPAR stores in the North. The donation of the surplus SPAR festive firs follows the season of goodwill, and James Hall & Co say they wanted to ensure the trees were put to good use.
‘NO child left indoors’ is the ethos of the Forest School action for pupils of Shaldon Primary School. The outdoors classes are run by teacher Dan Rees. Children have the chance to learn some bush craft skills (safe knife use, fire lighting, den building etc.
A green area north of Bradford city centre has been transformed to make it a safe and attractive traffic-free route for cyclists and walkers. The Beech Grove Greenway and Myra Shay, which lie in the Barkerend area of the city, have undergone a revamp over the past few months.
This Easter, Clifton College have another full, action and adventure packed programme for children and young people from Nursery to Year 8. Clifton College Holiday Club will be running from Monday 28th March to Friday 22nd April. They are unable to run Kids’ Club and Juniors’ on the main site 19th to 22nd April, but instead offer a slightly different provision at the Abbots Leigh Sports Ground, where children will have the chance to have a go at various outdoor activities!
He won't be able to afford to send his daughter to nursery when the price change comes in and he claims the reasons given for the rise are not justified A dad has claimed a Leeds nursery is using rising energy, food and wage costs as an 'excuse' to demand extortionate fees from struggling parents.
Youngsters at Harbertonford Primary are enjoying regular Forest School sessions to help boost their mental health after enduring two years of disruption caused by the Covid pandemic. In a bid to improve pupils self-esteem and to give them the chance to learn new life skills and connect with nature, the school has ensured every class enjoys three Forest School sessions each term.
The children at Wylye Valley C of E Primary School, Codford, have a woodland area next to the school sports field. As well as providing a haven for the local flora and fauna, the space is also a vehicle for outdoor learning via weekly Forest School sessions.
MP for Taunton Deane, Rebecca Pow, talks about a school visit in her latest column WHAT a pleasure to visit Wiveliscombe Primary School last week. I was welcomed in by the schools’ own elected Prime Minister who introduced me to the school Parliament, which comprises of two elected representatives from each class (including reception) who spoke to me about how they conduct the Parliament and what their priorities are.