All children who attend Forest School participate in meditation and on Monday’s there are extra sessions during lunch time for Year 6. Guided meditation appears to be the most popular, children are taken off into a fantasy world where they can let their minds wander and leave worries or anxieties behind. Meditation doesn’t come easy and everyone is working hard to manage their deep breathing and to stay focused. In the Bear’s Den there are LED lights, candles and flowers to aid concentration. Children are going back to class feeling calm, relaxed and ready for new learning opportunities.
Today’s Forest School session was disrupted the the arrival of a male Mallard duck! He stayed for a while and had a good swim in the pond then went and nestled in the grass for a rest. What a lovely surprise on a gloomy Monday morning.
This week the children have been enjoying homegrown lettuce leaves from our Forest School garden at lunchtime.
This week in Forest School Year 6 have been sharing their planting skills with Pre-School. After bringing all the equipment over they were keen to get started. Once they had picked their planting spots they worked incredibly hard digging holes in the rain. They planted some Dogwood and Cherry trees in the outside play area and learnt how to protect the young trees from wildlife and other threats.