The Impact of Forest School for the children is the knowledge the children have gained from the Forest School experience.

The impact can be seen through the skills, tools used, art and craft activities, observations and knowledge of the fruit, plants trees in relation to the seasons and the skills involved in learning how to play Forest School games. #naturepremium

Today was Global hand wash day and Lilac Class watched a video on about how a young boy in Kenya had designed and built a handwashing system: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-52898797. This inspired them to create their own in the woods.

They collected a milk bottle from school to use and were amazing in their wood collecting and resourcing, problem solving, construction, knot tying, sawing and completion of a functioning handwashing system in the woods. It won some of them a ‘Head teacher’s Award’!

Others worked out how to tie up a hammock and tighten the slack line and had a great time swinging and balancing with each other.

Inspired by many of the fallen leaves, some children designed their own picture frames. Some other children used clay to sculpt with and decorate trees. When they ran out of clay, they went off in search of more, by digging it out of the floor and mixing it with water.

Lilac Class shared some of the reasons they are grateful for Forest School

“I like being in nature”

“Having the freedom to explore the woods with my friends”

“I like it that you are learning, but you don’t feel like you are learning”