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 pouring with rain, but having worked so hard during the week, lilac class set off with enthusiasm and positivity into the down pour. Once in the woods, we made a fire to warm ourselves and dry off and to use to make some charcoal.

The hammock was fun! As was the chance to walk the dogs Poppy and Indy to the woods.

The stream was fantastically engaging today, due to the downpour. Despite the cold, Lilac class got stuck in with damming the stream and generally getting fully immersed in water!

The tools the children used today were an axe and mallet, to make kindling for the PTFA Christmas sale, charcoal tins and a fire to make charcoal from fresh cut hazel, penknives and screwdrivers to create and carve elder pens for the PTFA Christmas sale. They have showed not only great confidence in using tools and processes, but fantastic skills development. Really well done to all.

At the end of the afternoon Lilac Class thought of one word each to describe their afternoon in the woods….

“ Wet, muddy, soggy, fun, cold,  elder, pen, axing, stream, water, brilliant, fire”