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Poole pupils enjoy lessons in the forest
THE smoke arising from the wooded grounds of a Poole school had no need for a visit from the emergency services.
Fires were built and marshmallows toasted and all was under control as Year 3 children at the Collegiate Prep School in St Osmund’s Road celebrated their new Forest Schools status.
Amba Powell, seven, said: “I think it’s brilliant and I now know how to survive outside in the woods. We are learning so much about nature.”
Rex Batt, seven said: “I really enjoy being outside and making things – I just love it.”
Head of Prep, Kay Smith said: “What a celebration. Introducing ‘Learning Outside the Classroom’ and Forest School activities has not only enlivened the curriculum at the Collegiate Prep but it has also developed the pupils’ understanding and appreciation of the natural world and raised their awareness of the responsibility they have to preserve it.
“We are committed to becoming a sustainable school and have successfully achieved our Silver Eco Award. Our pupils understand that they will be caretakers of the world.”