Building Forest Friendships

Children in Year 4 spent the morning in our Forest School den building in the trees. Previously they have created different styles of natural shelter, including many free standing variations. Using existing trees as a start point and the natural topography of the land, encourages a different set of skills. Location is key, as is thinking about the weather and wind direction.

This session encourages collaboration across the group, the freedom to experiment and opportunities to develop their friendships. The children loved visiting each others builds and sharing ideas. Some children worked alone, something that can become a rare occurrence in a busy school, building on independence and character. Afterwards they reflected on their proudest moments.

Principle 2: Forest School takes place in a woodland or natural wooded environment to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world.

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