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Year 6 take on Bird Feeding Station Challenge during Forest School morning

Year 6 take on Bird Feeding Station Challenge during Forest School morning

A Preparatory School year group took advantage of Rydal Penrhos’ excellent facilities to take part in a special challenge.

The Year 6 class took part in a Forest School morning just before the end of term, where they were tasked with coming up with their very own Bird Feeding Station to benefit the wildlife occupying the area.

The challenge saw the teams choosing their own design and use materials situated within the forest, which would be capable of holding birds that come to feed on their creations.

In preparation for the challenge, each pupil spent time with teacher Jude Pyves learning how to use a penknife and bow saw safely and effectively, while also sketching their own design during the initial stage of the process.

This brought with it some fantastic end products, and once each station had been created they were filled with hand-made birdfeed cake made by the group.

This is the latest in a series of outdoor learning initiatives put on by Rydal Penrhos’ dedicated Prep School staff, which aim to enhance the academic progress of each pupil using the outstanding facilities available throughout the site.

Deputy Head Alison Hind, said: “Our Year 6 really embraced the project and produced some incredible work as a result.

“All of them are a credit to us here at Rydal Penrhos, and their dedication is matched by Mrs Pyves and the rest of the teaching staff that assisted with the Forest School morning.

“We are very fortunate to have such an impressive facility at our disposal, which significantly contributes to the development of the children under our care.”

A full gallery from the morning can be found here

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