Six year 4 MCPA children have been selected to complete a ‘Forest School’ course during the summer term.
We expect that the children will:
· develop communication skills,
· build self –confidence,
· learn to ‘survival’ techniques – build a fire, use tools, build a shelter, cook, learn about the ‘outdoors’ and become ‘Forest School Peer Leads’.
To-date the boys have developed factual knowledge about the forest, built an amazing shelter and learned how to safely use tools to make a mallet (out of a tree branch). This week they are going to learn how to safely make a fire and cook.
This is what the boys had to say about the project:
“Forest school is a fun, fantastic, amazing place.” - Tim
“It is a safe place where the teachers help you to make things out of wood, this week we made a mallet” - Gabriel
“Forest school is about learning about the wilderness and I love it!” - Jackfred
“Forest school is really ace; we learn excellent skills” - Enoch
“Forest school is magnificent!” - Perfect
“Forest school is exciting and fun; you can be creative and it is bit like an obstacle course.” - Liam