Year 2 use Forest School to create journey sticks
May 4, 2022

Year 2 pupils at Rydal Penrhos combined Art and Forest School for a cross-curricular project surrounding journey sticks.

Becoming inspired through learning is something that is especially evident within the younger members of the Rydal Penrhos community. It’s about exciting, stimulating opportunities that form a core part of the curriculum from Pre-School right up until pupils get ready for the next stage of their respective journeys in Year 13.

The school’s teaching staff does an exceptional job of capturing the imagination of pupils. This is done through imaginative projects, thought-provoking discussions and even cross-curricular activities when the opportunity arises.

Another outstanding example of this came from a recent Year 2 project, which involved the Forest School and the Art department combining under the watchful eye of Rydal Penrhos staff who guided them superbly every step of the way.

This exciting activity began with Year 2 foraging for woodland items throughout the Forest School site, which is a natural environment that focuses on providing a safe outdoor learning experience, one in which children are encouraged to explore, discover, investigate and take suitable risks.

After the enthusiastic group found what they were looking for, it was then time to start producing their journey sticks, which drew inspiration from the natural artwork of Andy Goldsworthy OBE.

Mr Goldsworthy is an English sculptor, photographer, and environmentalist who produces site-specific sculptures and land art situated in natural and urban settings.

As you can see from the images in this special gallery, Year 2 had a great deal of fun, learned a lot and managed to produce some brilliant final pieces. Well done to all involved!


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