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'Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.'  Forest School Association


For more information please see the Forest School Association's website: www.forestschoolassociation.org


Mr Vyle will be keeping us up to date with all the wild and wonderful activities that take place over the year.




A Change of Plan

Today we had planned to do some berry art. When we got to the dene the children saw that the stream had not as much water in. They all wanted to explore the stream. We got out some rope, found good walking sticks and set off on an adventure. On the way we found tiny water snails, a trolls bridge and used a snake head knot and a clove hitch. Not bad considering that we still had time to make hot chocolate, have a biscuit and find all the most muddy spots. 

Testing knots

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New Forest School 13/09/17

Year 3 pupils started their 6 weeks of Forest School today. We made bracelets, our own blackberry drink and undertook act of daring do.  Not many children liked the drink so hot chocolate next week. Everybody loved climbing so we will defiantly be doing more of that


29/05/17 Newburn Mystery

Finished the strimming and then I went around and found all these secret paths. Lots of 'stingers' so long trousers needed. What will we find around the corners?

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28/0517 Trees are growing

Everything thing seems to jump up in spring and the wood area is no different. That means lots of stinging nettles competing with our saplings. Time for some strimming. To finish up we'll need some volunteers to help rake the area. The poles are there to hang a tarp for shelter for our fire pit.

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A great day planting hedges and trees in the new Newburn Manor Forest School area. We had fantastic help from year 6 children; Adam, Hazel, Jack, Molly and Sam who worked extremely hard all morning, and a thank you to Emma and Wendy for their continued support.
Starting on the school forest site in anticipation of 100+ trees and shrubs being delivered in November. A big thank you to Mr Leiper for all the coffee and fellow worker, Don. Some of you might remember him from previous Forest Schools.


Great fun building dens again. We learnt about bow saws today.


Today we built dens and made pictures.

We had a great time adventuring up the stream and then making blackberry juice. Yum!
Year 2 explore the woods as Newburn Manor Primary starts Forest School.

Putting up shelters was important if we were to keep dry