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CPD and training opportunities

 

As a Hub for outdoor learning, we now offer a range of CPD and bespoke training/ team-building opportunities. Our brochure shows our current offer. Bookings can be made by contacting the school directly.

                                 

15th May 2018

Another group of Year 3 children visited Forest School today, and were able to demonstrate how they managed risks and challenges by climbing and negotiating a range of trees in the forest.

11th May 2018

 

We welcomed another group of students from Queensmead college to our Forest School sessions. Today the children were engaged in searching for wildlife in the different habitats of the forest.

Rolling the log to look for insects.

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Searching for insects

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What have we found?

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8th May 2018

The first group of Year 3 pupils came to Forest School today, and really enjoyed exploring the different features of the environment.

27th April 2018
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9th March 2018

Getting the campfire ready for cooking.

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Adding fire wood

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Cooking crumpets

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23rd February 2018

Reception and the Rangers visit Old Redding woods.

 

Exploring the waterfall...

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School Council visit Forest School

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School council members in years 3-6 spent a morning in the forest. At the end of the session some of the children chose to share their 'special forest spot' with the group, and discuss ideas for how Forest School could develop further at Belmont School.

RRS Ambassadors at Forest School

Year 6 Forest School Rangers

What do our Rangers think of Forest School?

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Our Year 6 Forest School Rangers accompany the younger children on visits to our woodland site. They have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills in a unique setting, and act as ambassadors for outdoor learning for the wider school community.
Reception at Forest School 

Year 1 Forest School 

 

The children explored the different forest paths, and completed challenges along the way. They took risks and persevered to climb trees, roll down hills and make a tree swing!

Hill rolling.

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Reception Forest School

 

The children had a fantastic time at Forest school today. Firstly they worked as a team to gather different sized sticks for our campfire. After learning about how to be safe around the fire the children took turns to add the sticks.

 

 

 

Next the children used tools to slice bananas, push in different ingredients and wrap them in tinfoil. The bananas were left to cook in the embers, and once they were ready it was time to eat them. Everyone enjoyed eating in the forest!

 

Safety around the campfire.

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The reception children followed the campfire rules and carefully added their sticks to the fire.

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