Y5 boost build skills during latest Forest School session
October 23, 2019

A Preparatory School year group got the chance to boost their building skills as part of their latest outdoor learning session.

The Year 5 contingent at Rydal Penrhos took part in their latest Forest School morning prior to the half-term break, which saw them participate in a series of thought-provoking activities under the guidance of programme co-ordinator Jude Pyves and another dedicated staff.

The focus of this particular session centred on structures, with each pupil using their initiative to work within a group and utilise natural material within the forest to created various elements such as fences and huts.

They also tested each stricture for strength and stability to ensure the project was a success, before enjoying some free time around the picturesque landscape of Rydal Penrhos’ Coed y Plant base.

Prep School Head Lucy Davies, said: “This was another very worthwhile learning experience for our Year 5 group, who improved their problem-solving skills and also worked exceptionally well as a team throughout.

“We are fortunate to have such a fantastic outdoor education facility as our Forest School, which boosts the overall development of each child under our care considerably.”

Rydal Penrhos Forest School focuses on providing a safe, outdoor learning experience where children and young people are encouraged to explore, discover, take suitable risks and learn in a secure area of woodland.