Celebrating 5 years of Elmhurst Forest School

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9th June 2017 | Forest School

Forest School was born at Elmhurst when Mr Harrington (remember him?) and I started ‘Bushcraft Club’ in Croham Hurst Woods in September 2012. I was so inspired by the self-discovery and freedom of expression that developed in the boys stimulated by the great outdoors, that I decided to complete the Forest School Level 3 Practitioner Course. For my course, I had to take a class out for a 6 week block (2.5 hours per week) and try out some skills and observe them in action. I of course chose my own Reception class at the time (now 4K) and have just come across some of the photos…. Click here to have a look at the pioneers of Forest School! Obviously it was January and it was snowing but it was a memorable time. Thanks boys!  A few memories that spring to mind are Chuwuemeka’s mud slide (discovered by falling over) and of course Kartik’s trail which are still part of Forest School today!

As a result of these findings Mrs Lloyd and I are making a ‘Celebration of 5 years of Elmhurst Forest School’ book. Please can all boys help us by filling in the questionnaire on the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJLLytfQCalXxFznA80UsSgGCIKJ_-NZ8vOiwGe_v69X-Z8A/viewform?usp=sf_link

I am going to a Croydon Council stakeholders meeting next week on 13th June about sustaining our parks and greenspaces in Croydon for the future. I will tell everyone about Forest School using the questionnaire results.

- Mrs Mawanda

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