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Year 1 and Reception enhance learning at special Forest School session

Year 1 and Reception enhance learning at special Forest School session

Two Preparatory School year group took part in a special session held at an outdoor learning centre within the Rydal Penrhos grounds.

The Year 1 and Reception pupils spent the morning at the Forest School last week, where they were tasked with a number of activities based around the vast area of the site, which included making their own star wands using different materials.

For their efforts, they were all rewarded with campfire marshmallows to round of the session.

Rydal Penrhos Forest School (Coed y Plant) makes use of our unique woodland setting to promote an innovative approach to outdoor learning.

The philosophy of Forest School is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences.

The programme originated in Scandinavia and is underpinned by thorough research into the learning behaviour of children at an early age and how best to develop this.

Deputy Head Alison Hind, said: “It is our job as educators to ensure that every Rydal Penrhos Prep School pupil gets the very most out of their time with us, and our Forest School initiative goes a long way to ensuring this goal is met.

“Not only is it very exciting for our pupils to learn in such an environment, but it also provides them with unique opportunities using our stunning location that they may not receive elsewhere or inside the classroom.

“It was great to see out Year 1 pupils taking full advantage of this and their infectious enthusiasm is something that is truly heart-warming.”

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