Forest School

St. Mary's is a Forest School

The concept of Forest Schools was developed from the Scandinavian education system and is about children building self-esteem and independence through exploring and experiencing the natural world.

Mrs Chung is our Forest School Leader and works with groups of Key Stage 1 pupils throughout the year. The aim is to get our pupils thinking about the environment and how to look after it. They work in small groups, exploring nature, building dens, creating mud art, digging for worms, looking at the different seasons, studying wildlife and birds.

Projects Undertaken:

  • Building Shelters & Natural Habitats
  • Making Constructions from Willow
  • Exploring Pond Life
  • Studying the Wildlife - Birds & Frogs
  • Digging for Worms
  • Nesting Boxes & Bird Feeders
  • Ladybird Boxes
  • Nuturing Seedlings
  • Planting Trees & Hedges
  • St Mary's RC Catholic Primary School
  • Ofsted
  • International School Award
  • Eco-Schools
  • Green Tree Schools
  • The Forest School
  • Rainbows
  • Healthy School
  • BDA Quality
  • NACE, National Association for Able Children in Education
  • Little Oaks