Forest School Site is growing again at Livingstone Primary

Livingstone Primary School’s Forest School site has been re-instated after the completion of construction work on a new classroom block.

The new site in the existing school grounds could be enhanced after a successful funding application through Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme.

Depending on the size of the eventual award, money will be spent providing a willow structure, den building equipment and a mud kitchen.

Pupils enjoying the First Site at Livingstone Primary (picture by Carl Royle)

The ethos of Forest School encourages practical, hands-on experiences and aims to foster a love and respect for the natural world.

Activities to have already taken place include: hunting for mini-beasts, making natural crafts, transient art, mud sculptures, identifying flora and fauna, making fairy houses, knot tying, using tools, fire building and cooking on a camp fire.

Research has shown children who play in nature grow up to be happier, healthier and smarter. At Livingstone, sessions are led by Sarah Davies, a level three qualified class teacher.

 

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