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Reception boost learning at special Forest School session

Reception boost learning at special Forest School session

A Preparatory School year group took to the forest as part of an ongoing outdoor learning initiative at Rydal Penrhos.

As part of the school’s Forest School scheme, the Reception class spent the morning at Rydal Penrhos’ Coed y Plant base for a special morning of activities designed to boost knowledge outside of the classroom.

During the event the group managed to investigate and document the varying wildlife situated at the site, in addition to examining and drawing leaves and working in a group during discussion sessions under the support of the school's hard-working staff.

There was even time to enjoy some refreshments and have some fun in the outdoor play area.

The philosophy of Forest School is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences.

The programme originated in Scandinavia and is underpinned by thorough research into the learning behaviour of children at an early age and how best to develop this.

Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “Our Forest School sessions are always a source of great excitement for each pupil under our care here at Rydal Penrhos, and it has proved to be a very beneficial learning tool for all age groups.

“This is just one of a wealth of opportunities we offer here at Rydal Penrhos, and my thanks go to our wonderful staff team who are always so creative in so many different areas of the curriculum to ensure each child maximises their potential.”

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