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.

The children learned how to use palm drills to drill holes in conkers. They learned that they needed to wear protective gloves on their bracing hands.

The children then cut and threaded their conkers with string and practised their knot tying skills.

Then they played conkers with their own made conkers on strings. Some of the children used their new learned skill and came up with their own creative ideas of what to make with conkers, acorns and string.

Some children helped put the slack line up, following practical instructions and helping to use the ratchet strap to fix and tension the slack line.

They learned to play ‘Owl Eyes’ game in which they had to creep up to an ‘owl’s nest’ without being heard and Harrison taught all of the players a new game, which involved hiding and stalking skills.

Many thanks to our volunteers for supporting the children.