Forest School for Year 5 children
Bridging a Gap sessions the Year 5 children were part of for the last 12 weeks and their certificates from the John Muir Award.
Through Bridging the Gap, I got to know children in my year group much better, which meant I made some great friends. Every week, eight children (including me), were lucky enough to avoid school. Instead, we went outside to have some great fun – even in the snow! Each session started with the portfolios. These included pictures from the previous week and sentences we had written about what we had done and how we had felt about it. Then, we went off and played. We built dens, swung in hammocks, climbed trees, built snow men, navigated minefields (don’t worry, these were only made of logs!), walked to the top of cliffs, cleared paths, looked for wildlife, made bird feeders, created reindeers from wood, toasted marshmallows, started fires, used tools, had a picnic on the beach, skimmed stones and even conquered some of our fears. It was an exhilarating experience!
Cheers Terry and thank you Pete for spending your time with us. I will never forget it.