May 2008 – Forest Schools


SVS pupils have started a Forest Schools Project in conjunction with the Countryside Rangers (Nick and Leigh).  Below are the students diaries from their first experience.


Forest Work  We went to Butterdean Woods and we played a game where you need to sort your team in order of height, on a raised platform, without falling off.  We then made a fire and had hot chocolate, tea or coffee.  After that we made a basic shelter.  The awesomest bit is jumping on and over the logs.  We had a close encounter with a wolveriene…..  …only joking


Forest schools  made fire   Had tea   made hoos

Forest.  We got to Butterdean Wood and got ready for our first day.  We played a game where we had to go on order of height, but we couldn’t stand off the wood.  The second time, we did it with age.  Then we spotted some stuffed animals that were hidden in the trees.  We walked along the trails, where we found things that we will use and we learned things about the forest.  We also put up signs at places where we are not allowed to go to.  We found some acorns that were eaten by squirrels and a hole where a deer had slept.  We stopped for a break, where some people had a drink.  Then, before we left, we built a tent out of tree branches, but we didn’t have time to finish it.


Forrest Schools    went to Butterdean Gathered wood to make a fire boiled water on fire to make hot drinks we built a den.


Went and looked for stuffed animals that were hiding in the woods.

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  1. fantastic. very impressed with the diaries and the photos. glad there wasn’t one of me falling over!! looking forward to next time. cheers, everybody, Frances