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We're launching our Forest School programme!



At Ashgate Primary School, we are developing a Forest School Programme which will be launched in the Autumn Term.  We will be selecting our first group of participants (groups of 5 or 6 will take part during the initial set up).


Forest School is an outdoors approach to education, where children are encouraged to develop a variety of skills and build up their self-confidence and enjoy learning beyond the classroom. This is a great opportunity for children to learn more about the natural outdoor world and develop their learning in a new and exciting way.


The types of activities that children will be taking part in will include; den building, tool use, nature trails, knot tying, pair/ group games, camp fires, and making lot's of things out of natural resources.


Pupils involved in Forest School will take part in 1 ½ hour sessions on either a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon, beginning the first week after half term, and continuing up to the end of the Autumn term.  Activities will be undertaken on the school premises, unless otherwise stated.


If you receive a letter inviting your child to take part in our first groups, please ensure that the return slip is completed as soon as possible, so that places can be confirmed be offered to other children, should you not want your child to take part.