Y6 make African spears during Forest School session
April 27, 2020

A Preparatory School year group got the chance to put their outdoor learning skills to good use prior to the Covid-19 closure.

The Year 6 contingent at Rydal Penrhos took part in a special Forest School session with programme co-ordinator Jude Pyves.

This was one of their final activities before the Prep School went into remote learning due to the government implementing social distancing measures relating to the coronavirus pandemic.

They were tasked with taking on a special activity relating to their Art project on African artwork.

Working individually and in groups, each pupil used woodland materials to carve their very own ceremonial African spears to go along with their painting produced in the Art room with teacher Suzy Morris.

This task brought the best out of the Year 6 group and saw some eye-catching final creations.

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

The Forest School programme originated in Scandinavia and is underpinned by thorough research into the learning behaviour of children at an early age and how best to develop this.

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.