A Preparatory School year group went searching for ancient ‘dragon eggs’ as part of their latest outdoor learning session.
The Year 4 contingent at Rydal Penrhos took part in a special Forest School morning on Wednesday, February 20, where they were tasked with solving a series of riddles created by Deputy Head Catherine Hughes and programme leader Jude Pyves to locate the hidden eggs.
This activity linked directly to the group’s ‘Exciting Writing’ taking place within the classroom, which are based on the popular novel How to Train Your Dragon.
Each pupil has been planning their own fantasy stories with varied and exciting plots, which has heightened their creativity and writing ability considerably.
The philosophy of Forest School is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences.
The Forest School 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.
Following their own ideas, working with the mood of the group in a safe natural environment, children are given the opportunity on a weekly basis to discover the joys of the forest.
Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “This latest session drew a great deal of excitement from our Year 4 group, who took the exceptional enthusiasm shown during their Exciting Writing sessions into the Forest in search of the elusive Dragon eggs.
“They all worked incredibly hard as a team to solve the puzzles, which also involved plenty of communication, listening and hard work which is sure to aid their overall development considerably.”