Fun in the forest for Honiton pupils

12:09 30 January 2013

Jasmine Gerrish, Kayleigh Inkpen and Aleesha Benson are hard at work in the forest school at Honiton Primary School.

Jasmine Gerrish, Kayleigh Inkpen and Aleesha Benson are hard at work in the forest school at Honiton Primary School.


Honiton Primary School takes learning outdoors.

Pupils at Honiton Primary School went wild in the woodlands as part of a new outdoor learning initiative.

The children in year 1 have been taking part in weekly forest school sessions where they learn to take risks in a safe environment.

Emma Byrnes, of the Really Wild Forest School, runs the sessions every week, which are designed to complement the school curriculum.

This half-term the children’s activities have been following the story of The Snail and the Whale and pupils have written poems, made spiral art and had a treasure hunt to find the adjectives from the story which are scattered in the school’s woodland.

The woodland haven also boasts its own fairy corner and has a tyre swing.


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