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Edenham CE Primary is having Forest School sessions




Each class across Edenham CE Primary School is lucky enough to have Forest School session each week.

This is carried out in their on site woodland area, writes Anthony Andrews.

As well as learning about the natural environment, it is also teaches children to assess risks, persevere, and problem solve, as well as providing them with time spent outside which has huge benefits on the children’s well being.

Key Stage1 children stop to admire previously planted snowdrops and crocuses
Key Stage1 children stop to admire previously planted snowdrops and crocuses

Not only do the children have the opportunity to participate in these sessions, but once a week the school is visited by the Bishop’s visitor and the gardener from the Grimsthorpe Estate - both of whom have many years experience growing both produce and flowers.

Head of school Mr Pasqualino said, “We are in a very fortunate position to have the grounds to carry out these activities and the personnel to ensure children receive the great benefits from the knowledge these people can pass on.”

This year the gardening club is growing produce in order to share with the deserving residents of the village.

The school is always looking for ways in which it can work with the local community and businesses to ensure these activities can be sustained for the children of Edenham.

If you feel you are in a position to help, please contact the school on 01778 591207.

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Pictured: Key Stage1 children stop to admire previously planted snowdrops and crocuses


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