We enjoy going to our forest site on Fridays and learning in the outdoor environment. We explore a range of topics and often participate in team-building activities. We have enjoyed exploring the natural environment and using natural resources to create artwork.
On Thursday 13th October 2022, KS2 pupils went to Park Hall farm in Oswestry to look at the WW1 trenches to gain a better knowledge of what life was like in the war, and had a tour around the Welsh Guards' museum. This links with our history this term. They also watched the pig racing and met some of the animals on the farm.
On Wednesday 12th October, the KS2 pupils went to Catherton Common to study hedgerows with Cath Landles. After looking at various hedgerows and taking part in a range of activities, they then had their packed lunch before walking back to school via the common and footpaths.
Day 1 -
After settling in and making their beds, they all took part in team building activities on site before having tea, which was Pizza or Lasagne. Last night they went on a windy but fun night walk before hot chocolate and bed.
Day 2 -
They are all up and have had breakfast and have a busy day ahead of canoeing and gorge walking!
Day 2 - A busy day, after breakfast they went canoeing on the lake and met some local Welsh ponies. After lunch they walked the gorge down to the sea. Everyone got really wet but they loved it. They all went back for a warm shower before tea. Last night they did the night line before a warm drink and bed. They are all up and had breakfast and are now ready for their adventures today.....
Day 3- Yesterday they all walked over the long wooden bridge to Barmouth after breakfast and went scrambling over rocks and after lunch out on the hills, they did climbing with harnesses on. Everyone did very well.
After a roast dinner for tea they took part in a picture puzzle hunt around the site.
On day 4 they will be heading off on a hill walk and also heading down to the beach!
Day 4 - The sun was shining today as they all set off after breakfast for their mountain walk. They stopped en route for their packed lunches before heading back down. After they headed down to the beach and had a splash in the sea as well as doing some conservation work. After tea they did orienteering.
Day 5 - They have all had breakfast and have packed all their things up, and will be doing activities on site before heading home just after lunch.