Forest School
Subject Lead – Tracy and Jo

At John Ball School we are lucky to have a wood on site that allows us to offer Forest School to a range of our pupils.

578125_10150712675889072_2003500119_nWe would like to thank all those who have volunteered to come and have fun in the forest and remind anyone who just wants to come along for just a single session to see what we do, that they are welcome and need to speak to either Tracy or Jo – we really couldn’t run Forest School without your support!

Forest School will take place come rain or shine! Last year the woods under snow were a kind of fairytale wonderland so heat and cold won’t stop use either! PLEASE remember this when dressing your child for Forest School and if you are helping, please bear it in mind when getting yourself ready for a couple of hours in the woods too!

So far the children have enjoyed exploring the woods, climbing trees, swinging from branches and listening to the birds! Please take a look at the Gallery of Photos to see what we get up to! There has been plenty of laughing, discovering, hot chocolate and the occasional biscuit! We’ve found feathers, pine cones, stones, some huge slugs, leaf skeletons and a deep, dark hole belonging to… we don’t know who! We’ve learned that nettles sting, prickles scratch and sword fighting with sticks may get splinters in your knuckles! There aren’t too many rules but we’re learning them slowly and steadily and looking forward to further adventures amongst the trees.

There’s much more information about Forest School below our photos of fun at Forest School (and available elsewhere on the internet) so please have a browse and see what the children will be doing and why!