School is the latest to join Forest educational initiative

Culford Pre-Prep pupil Toby Williams
Culford Pre-Prep pupil Toby Williams
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Culford School is the latest to adopt a green initiative which focuses on learning in an outdoor environment.

It joins the ranks of Great Whelnetham Primary and All Saints Primary, in Lawshall, to offer Forest School sessions.

Originating from the Scandinavian Early Years education system, the initiative allows pupils to take part in hands-on outdoor practical experiences to develop independence and self esteem.

Kirsty Trow, Forest School leader and pre-prep teacher, said: “The ethos encourages each child’s natural curiosity.

“Children are taught how to manage risk which in turn builds their confidence.

“It has far reaching benefits in all areas of the curriculum and beyond including health and fitness, social development and communication skills.”

Staff worked with environmental and educational charity The Green Light Trust, in Lawshall, to train for the accreditation.