Y4 Forest school funded by The Woodland Trust
The project is funded by the Woodland Trusts ‘Woodland Community Programme’ in which there is a licence to manage the area of woodland that the children work in on behalf of Kirklees Council . Over the last three years, Mrs Vayro has had various grants to make small improvements to the area to enable better access for disabled people and to raise awareness of the access works. They have planted bulbs with the infant school, erected bird/bat boxes/planted some trees/installed a RADAR key gate/maintained the smaller paths in the woods - the majority of which people who use wheelchairs and Mountain Trike all-terrain wheelchairs can travel along – and soon the main pathway will be upgraded as it’s impassable for anything with wheels (prams, wheelchairs etc) in winter. We’ve also run a series of conservation days with our disabled participants – Himalayn Balsam pulling, cutting back vegetation and a few events which lots of the children at the school have attended.
Miss Sharp's class are attending 6 sessions in the Summer Term.
Forest school ran by Emily Jones
Marsden Junior School has a lady, that has kindly volunteered to work with some children, learning all about different topics using outdoor learning. They have used the playground equipment, as well as the garden.
Here are some images of the Forest School in action.