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The Meadows Primary Academy

Sowing the Seeds of Success

Forest Schools

A warm welcome to our Forest Schools section!

"I love it when we come out to do Forest schools, it gives me a happy feeling and I love it!" (A quote from one of our Year 2 children)

Forest schools is an amazing opportunity that allows our children to achieve their potential outside of the classroom.  It is heart warming to see children develop their confidence and self esteem through hands on learning experiences in our dedicated forest school area.


Every child has the opportunity to participate in sessions run once a week for half a term per class. Alongside this we also run a Forest School club after school where children get to have experiences in woodland and natural environments.  It supports and underpins many other subject areas and allows the curriculum to come alive.  The main aim of our forest school is to promote the holistic view to learning, enabling confident, creative, resilient learners who are able to develop their skills to take supported risks in a safe and secure learning environment.

 Our Forest school area is designed and maintained by our child lead “Eco Warriors”  and our sessions are run by Miss Ashley who is our qualified Forest School practitioner.


If you are interested in our amazing Forest School, keep reading to find out about our adventures.


This week in forest schools (by Jayden and Jamie Louise)

This week Forest schools has been amazing! First we scavenged for sticks and branches and made a survival tent.  Next we warmed up by having yummy hot chocolate and marsh mallows in the classroom.  My favorite part was having marsh mallows because it was a nice treat and made us feel warm!


I can't wait for next weeks forest school sessions.


This week in Forest schools (by Mr Lewis)

This week was really fun, it was a joy to see the children managing their own risks and working together to complete the task.  The children found building their dens hard to start with, but they didn't give up!

We worked together and made the dens, we then made crosses for remembrance and talked about this whilst we enjoyed our hot chocolate (thank you Mrs Birch and Miss Ashley for our marsh mallows!)


Stay tuned for more Forest school updates!