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Year groups enhance Orienteering skills during Forest School sessions

Year groups enhance Orienteering skills during Forest School sessions

Three Preparatory School years groups enhanced their orienteering skills as part of an ongoing outdoor learning initiative.

Rydal Penrhos’ Year 6, Year 5 and Year 4 groups descended on the school’s Coed y Plant base for a pair of Forest School sessions prior to the end of term, which saw them take part in a series of activities relating to a Physical Education programme involving orienteering throughout the spring term.

Working in groups, the pupils began by creating a map of the site using natural materials from the forest, before placing four different eggs on the map and in the corresponding place within the area under the supervision of programme co-ordinator Jude Pyves and other staff at Rydal Penrhos.

Each group then swapped maps and were tasked with finding the eggs to end their respective sessions.

Rydal Penrhos Forest School focuses on providing a safe, outdoor learning experience where children and young people are encouraged to explore, discover, take suitable risks and learn in a secure area of woodland.

Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “Our Forest School sessions are something that each child under our care here at Rydal Penrhos really look forward to, and it is a great way to enhance their skills and overall development in a relaxed setting outside of the classroom.

“Mrs Pyves and her team do an incredible job of consistently coming up with fun-filled and testing activities for our pupils, who all benefit enormously from the sessions in their own way.”

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