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Welcome to our Llanyrafon Forest School.

Our Forest School program is now in its 4th year and is growing into an important part of our school life. Forest Schools is an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning.

The philosophy of Forest Schools is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences.

By participating in engaging, motivating and achievable tasks and activities in an outdoor / woodland environment each child has the opportunity to develop intrinsic motivation, sound emotional and social skills and build resilience. These, through self awareness can be developed to reach personal potential.

Hopefully your childs experience within forest school will encourage you and them to go outside and enjoy adventures of your own.

 

See our upto date adventures on our Twiter @LlanyPimary

 

Want to know more? click the link below, email us at forestschools@llanyrafonprimary.co.uk or see our FS leaders, Mr Brain and Mr Newton.

Note to parents

All Year 5, 3 AND Year 1 children will take part in the Forest School Program. You should have received a general FS letter explaining why we run this program.

 

Your child will then receive a slip closer to their session start date, telling you exactly when their group will begin their 7 weeks. This may not be until the summer 2020 as there are four x 7 week programs to run (and allowing for any cancellations). Forest Schools is an important educational and social program and is compulsory. 

 

Please could all children bring suitable clothes ready for each session. They will need three layers including a long-sleeved base layer, to be worn under their coat. Thick socks,Wellington boots or waterproof footwear (NOT Trainers). 

Some of what we do in FS....

Some of what we do in FS.... 1 DEN AND SHELTER BUILDING
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Some of what we do in FS.... 8 KNOTS
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Some of what we do in FS.... 15 SAFE CAMP FIRE LIGHTING
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Some of what we do in FS.... 20 USING TOOLS
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Some of what we do in FS.... 30 MAP READING
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Some of what we do in FS.... 32 NATURE ID
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Some of what we do in FS.... 35 BUILDING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
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Some of what we do in FS.... 37 OBSTACLE COURSES
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Some of what we do in FS.... 44 ORIENTEERING
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Some of what we do in FS.... 46 HOT CHOCOLATE AND MILKSHAKES
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Some of what we do in FS.... 49 HUG A TREE
Some of what we do in FS.... 50 GAMES
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Some of what we do in FS.... 54 ADVENTURE
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Some of what we do in FS.... 57 FRIENDS
Some of what we do in FS.... 58 TEAM WORK

Honey Bees came for the day, then flew away.....

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I swarm of Honey Bees took up temporary residence in one of our trees. Resting for the day while looking for a permanent home for their Queen. Very cool....
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Other useful link to help get you and your children outside and away from the screen.....

 

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/

http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38094186

https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/

 

Local businesses who are supporting our Forest School Program.