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Sharnford KS1 Fosse Meadows

Sharnford’s forest school is a hit with pupils

If you go down to the woods today… you might just bump into some children from Sharnford Primary School as they enjoy the wonders of nature on their weekly visit to Fosse Meadows Country Park.

On Friday afternoon’s, Sharnford’s Key Stage One children get to don their wellingtons and waterproofs and head off to Fosse Meadows for educational sessions hosted by leader Sarah Freer.

The 90-minute, fun-filled activities cover a wide range of nature craft designed to develop the pupils’ understanding and appreciation of the natural world. They covered activities such as mini-beast hunting,  wildlife identification, making mud pies, doing bark rubbings, making bird feeders, den building, following animal tracks, making homes for animal puppets and best of all, lighting a fire to toast marshmallows! The class not only open the children up to new and exciting experiences, but also builds up their confidence, team work skills and self-esteem.