Here is a write up from two Year 7 Students about a partnership project they have just completed called Forest Schools. This project was funded and coordinated by The Wye Valley AONB and the Forestry Commission, both of whom we would highly recommend.
Some Yr7’s have been taking part in Forest Schools on Wednesday’s with the Forest Ranger Rachel. We have been doing various activities throughout the weeks including making Wood Cookies, Orienteering, Campfire, making Swings and making musical instruments. All the students really enjoyed it and we have all learned lots of new skills such as map reading, knowing how to handle dangerous items, knot tying and enjoying the fresh air- even though the weather was against us with snow, rain and the odd bit of sunshine!
To finish these activities all Yr 7’s went out into the forest to take part in activities like Wood Cookies, Campfire and Shelter building. It was a really enjoyable day and a great way to end Forest schools. Please enjoy these comments from people that took part in Forest Schools:
“I think forest schools was a great way to get out of the classroom and go in the woods using materials to make swings and the campfire, I think this was a good experience…” – Molly Hek Yr7
“I enjoyed Forest Schools and found it was a great experience. I picked up lots of new skills that I will use in the future” – Laura Hosford Yr7
We would like to thank Mr Phelps and Rachel for letting us have the opportunities that we’ve had we think you should do it again with other year 7’s…….