Forest School is a child-centred 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.
Crick Primary School Reception love going to Forest School, held weekly in the Woodlands. Some of the things enjoyed are bark and leaf rubbing, swinging in the hammock, making potions, lying on the ground and appreciating the world around us, making dens, digging in and rolling down the compost heap, using loppers and secateurs safely to cut branches, making tipis for woodland creatures and playing lots of games! The children have become more and more confident as the weeks have gone on.
DUKE of EDINBURGH AWARDS
Participating to achieve their awards, as part of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, local young people are actively encouraged to help maintain and develop the woodlands, liasing and engaging with our regular volunteers. A variety of activities include litter picking, removing redundant tree guards, controlling blackthorn, creating wildlife corridors such as dead hedges and sowing new wildflower areas to promote additional bio-diversity.
BEAVERS, CUBS, SCOUTS & EXPLORERS
Crick & West Haddon Scout Group is made up of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, and between them has over 120 members aged 6-18yrs. Each section uses Crick Woodlands on a regular basis, and most of our programme is built around using this fantastic space and all it has to offer.
Back woods cooking
Nature trails and scavenger hunts
Wide games (capture the flag, hide & seek etc)
Experiments including making and testing air rockets