Forest Schools

In 2015 a Tesco bags for life grant was applied for, little did we know we would be picked as one of the contenders for £12,000. In 2016 we had the chance to vote at our local Tesco's for the top grant, with the support of the school community we came second and were given the fantastic sum of £10,000.
Soon the development of a wasted part of the school turned into the Forest School we have today which was named the Wildwood area.
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At Trosnant Schools, our Forest School is run by a qualified level three practitioner. The Forest School ethos is one that offers children a chance to; achieve, develop confidence, manage their own risks, connect with nature and build self-esteem. These experiences take place in a woodland or natural environment with trees through a real life - hands on approach. We believe that everybody should have the chance to learn through self-directed play and exploration, thus building strong relationships. Through regular access to the woodland or natural environment the children will be given the opportunity to develop new skills which can range from both practical and analytical.
At present Year 1 and Year 6 benefit from the Forest School experience. The year 1 Forest School experience takes place on the school's Wildwood area, here they have the chance to build dens, find mini beasts, plant fruit and vegetables and take part in camp fire sessions. Year 6 go off site to Staunton Country park where they also have the chance to build dens, climb trees, play games, learn to tie knots and tool use. They also have the chance to take part in a camp fire session in the Wildwood area. 





Our first harvest, we have just undertaken a tidy up of the Wildwood area and it is looking much better. We also found some enormous marrows, hopefully this will be the first of many harvests!
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