Beech: It was the first session at Basildon Park for this group. They were very excited. There was a lot of imaginative play going on around the dens and minibeasts hunting. However, it’s fair to say that the most popular activity was climbing along the large fallen down tree!!

Elm: We had a lovely first afternoon at forest school and the weather was perfect. Many of the children were amazed at how small the climbing tree appeared now as they have grown so much bigger! There was a host of creative activities going on: Somaya and Caitlin made dream catchers and Ruby and Leo made crosses from sticks using string to lash the sticks together. Whilst on the climbing tree some of the children pretended to be animals from the rainforest including, howler monkeys and hanging upside down like a sloth.

Ash: The children have had an industrious fun afternoon at Pikeshaw this week. There were many signs of great teamwork amongst the children – sharing and discussing ideas in their outdoor learning. We saw den building, seasaws and swings made with natural resources, tree climbing, imaginative play and an amazing 3D natural representation of the rainforest!