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Fresh Air Friday's

We are very excited to be starting 'Fresh Air Friday's' on Friday 17th November 2023.

We have spent a long time researching the benefits of outdoor learning, and gathering resources.

We will be adopting the main principals of 'Forest School' education to enhance children’s confidence, social skills, communication and knowledge and understanding of the world.


The Forest Schools Association states that: 

"Forest School is a child-centered inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.

The process helps and facilitates more than knowledge-gathering, it helps learners develop socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and intellectually. It creates a safe, non-judgmental nurturing environment for learners to try stuff out and take risks. Forest School inspires a deep and meaningful connection to the world and an understanding of how a learner fits within it. Our approach to risk means that learners constantly expand on their abilities by solving real-world issues, building self-belief and resilience. We believe that risk is more than just potential for physical harm, but a more holistic thing, there are risks in everything we do, and we grow by overcoming them. Forest School therefore, helps participants to become, healthy, resilient, creative and independent learners."


Mrs Hill is going to be completing 'Forest Schools Leader' training next year (2024-2025), and will be able to build on  and further develop the activities we have in place this year.

Fresh Air Friday's Gallery

We have been having lots of fun outside! We really enjoyed colour mixing in the thick frost, and decorating the trees for national 'Tree Dressing Day'.

Lots of frost, ice, crunchy leaves, mud and of course, big sticks!

Frost Painting!

Den Building

National Tree Dressing Day

Scavenger Hunt

A very wet and muddy 9th February!