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Category: Forest School

Time to explore

This months forest school gave us  time to explore being creative in nature.

The children were given an opportunity to get mucky, create art using what they can find in the woods, build dens, paint the storage shed with mud, create music using nature and generally have fun.

We also explored using blindfolds in pairs and small groups, guiding each other around the Forest School area. Last thing we used some locally found clay to create our own piece of art on a tree.


Lots of muddy children, it was lovely!

Ospreys Forest School

John Muir Award - Conservation

As part of Ospreys conservation element of their John Muir award, we went around the village litter picking … I think you well agree we did well.

We tried to build shelters, but the weather got the better of us, however it was fun.

Jackdaws Forest School

We had to use our lateral thinking skills to solve problems, picked up an incredible amount of litter and made brilliant clay birds - Take a look at our "Forest School Snaps"in class for even more fantastic photos!

Osprey Journey Sticks

Osprey class are working towards the John Muir Discovery Award during their Forest School time. As part of this they have been learning a little about John Muir himself.   Muir was an adventurer, explorer, writer and botanist. One of his adventurers that combined his love of exploration and botany was an impressive 1000 miles walk. On this walk he took notes but also samples to remind him of what he had seen.

Osprey class went for a more modest stroll but thought about John Muir walk. Like John Muir they collected items as a reminder of what they had seen and where they had been. These items included leaves, sticks, pine cones, stones, feathers etc and then bound them to a stick. Making a ‘Journey Stick’ is a traditional natural craft that has been used by many over the years and across cultural groups, for story telling and catching memories. All the journey sticks made by Osprey class were unique, reflecting their individual creativity and experience. They made a colourful and interesting collection when grouped together.


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