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Term 1 2018/19 Forest School Feedback

 

Forest Explorers

 

Parent

Dear Mr Grobel

 

L came home last night after her final session at Forest school very enthusiastic showing me her pictures from her times spent there. She has absolutely loved these afternoons learning about the book ‘Stone Age Boy’, making bows and arrows, hair dye, face painting and so many other things.

 

Thank you very much for spending your time doing these sessions, as the children seem to be really enjoy them!

 

Parent

Hi,

I just wanted to email and say thank you for all that you do to make forest school so great. J was with you last term and he was very proud to have been asked to join in.

 

Both he and P always enjoy forest school and are always keen to attend. They both enjoy talking about it afterwards and sharing what they have made. The necklace J made me out of wood hangs on my jewellery stand and it makes him happy to see it 😄

P proudly shared the bread and popcorn she made with all the family!

 

Kind regards

 

4P Nutty Bears

 

Mr Platts (class teacher):

The children were well motivated and excited by the prospect of forest schools. It really helped them consider the importance of planning tasks before diving in!

 

Parent

I just wanted to send you a quick message to let you know how much M is enjoying Forest School. I was also like to thank you for the kindness you have shown when thinking of M's allergies. She was so excited when she came home with her bread today telling us that there was dairy free chocolate in it. This was so kind of you to sort this for her and help her to feel included. We are very thankful for this act of kindness.

 

Parent

Thanks for doing forest schooling, it is so important!

 

Parent

Good afternoon. I just wanted to say how much my son enjoys his Forest School lessons with you as I know you’d appreciate feedback. He particularly likes making food so was extra happy this week and is looking forward to making banana splits over the weekend with us! Thanks so much for your time and effort.

 

4H Wild Pigs

 

Mrs Harris (class teacher)

The children all enjoyed the sessions and certainly some like D seemed to grow in confidence as the weeks went on.

 

Parent

C has loved Forest School this year. He's gaining so much confidence and has been falling over himself to tell me what he's been doing.Thank you.

 

Parent

Thanks so much for all you do! Both J and P have really enjoyed forest school and are always eager to talk about it.

Feedback 2017/18

 

Pupil 5BW:

I think forest school is awesome! it gives me so many ideas for what I should do in the future. I wish we should have it every day.
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Parent

Forest school certainly seems to be the highlight of the week. More forest school please. Practical learning is so important. Not only are they learning skills but learning to work together. I'm sure it must have a positive effect on the kids and their attitudes towards each other. Seems to be a real confidence boost and sense of achievement. It's a great selling point for the school. 
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Parent

B loves Forest School. I second xx post that it is definitely one of the highlights of x's week. It fosters such a sense of camaraderie, team  work and accomplishment. It allows them to do and experience things that they wouldn't otherwise get the chance to participate in. Again, I can only echo x post, when I say, B wishes it would take place all the time.
To lose such a valuable and valued resource would be a real shame.
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Parent

My son loves forest school, he comes home from school and can't wait to tell me all about it. I think it's great fun for the kids and very educational.
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Parent

Both my sons love forest school and they always have things to tell me about what they have seen or learnt when they get back. It's so good for them to get outside and have a break from study to learn about nature and have hands-on experiences in the woods. Its been particularly good for one of my sons who isn't much of an outdoors person by choice. Thank you.

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Parent

R has had the best time at forest school -always buzzing with everything he has learnt. He had shown us how to measure trees looking through your legs, how to pick and eat nettles and that hawthorn leaves are tasty!
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Parent

G has had the best time ever. She is so happy about learning how to make a fire, building a den and making bread.
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Parent

D has absolutely loved forest school, always excited to tell us what she has learnt. From making bread on the fire, building a shelter, foraging and much much more. Thank you very much to everyone involved :-)
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Parent

L really enjoys forest school. She has loved using the mini saws and making bread on the fire and she has been very proud to show me how to eat Hawthorne leaves and nettles! It is such a pleasure to go on a nature walk with the kids because they are keen to help us discover new things and appreciate the natural world around us. I often mention the forest school when talking to others about the good things about Otford Primary. It's a great feature and an important resource for our kids. Thanks Mr Grobel.

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Parent

"Our son absolutely loves forest School, highlight of his week! He has benefited from being outside, able to explore & work as a team. He wants to tell us everything he has learnt & enjoyed."

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Parent

"Look at the smiles on the faces of the kids when they are learning at forest school! Says it all.  Our son loves going, he always comes home animated about the skills he has learnt and the fun he has had with his classmates. The children are very lucky to have this opportunity."

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Pupil, year 3

"It's the best day of the week"

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Parent

"Our daughter is mega excited and says it’s the best ever and comes home and goes straight out in the garden to carry on forest school.. I have holes with twigs and leaves. It’s a keeper thanks."

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Parent

"Our daughter has really enjoyed her first experience at forest school and learning outside of the classroom. In a world of cleanliness and technology it is brilliant for the children to be in the great outdoors whatever the weather. From making clay bugs, using their hands and getting dirty to making dens, working as team using the resources available in the woodland. "

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Parent

"Nowadays, when the temptation of virtual life is so present, it is important for our children to experience the gifts of nature, to learn skills which brings them closer to understanding, enjoying and appreciating their natural environment. Forest school shares this responsibility with us, parents, to help our kids grow into healthy, happy adults."

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