Over the past few days the children have been busy helping to establish our First Schools site.
We now have a lovely, safe area, separated from the rest of the site by a 45 metre long living willow fence. Behind the fence we have:
- several dens for the children to use and adapt;
- posts which children can sling hammocks between;
- a fire pit;
- our willow dome;
- a large area to pitch our tipee;
- a leader's chair and hand carved wooden benches.
The area will be finished in April when we'll get the logs and tree stumps to surround the fire pit, along with a wooden sign which the children will be making.
The staff and children have enjoyed seeing the area take shape - we can't wait for our children to learn and explore! This means that our children can continue to undertake Forest Schools off site and now on site. You can find out more about our Forest Schools work here: http://www.westoncofe.derbyshire.sch.uk/forest-schools/