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Pupils celebrate opening of new Forest School

PUBLISHED: 13:24 15 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:51 15 May 2018

Pupils from Seething and Mundham Primary School enjoy the opening of its new Forest School. Photo:  Seething and Mundham Primary School

Pupils from Seething and Mundham Primary School enjoy the opening of its new Forest School. Photo: Seething and Mundham Primary School

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Pupils at a Norfolk primary school were joined by a host of special guests to celebrate the opening of its very own Forest School.

Pupils from Seething and Mundham Primary School enjoy the opening of its new Forest School. Photo:  Seething and Mundham Primary SchoolPupils from Seething and Mundham Primary School enjoy the opening of its new Forest School. Photo: Seething and Mundham Primary School

Seething and Mundham Primary School, in Brooke Road, welcomed Sapientia Academy Trust CEO Jonathan Taylor and Forest School leader Sonja Seaton to the exiting unveiling.

Forest School is a specialised learning approach that offers pupils regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.

Conservationist Mark Cocker attended the ceremony and said: “Forest School embraces all forms of life and teaches pupils practical skills, self-confidence and respect.”

Pupils enjoyed a variety of new activities including owl pellet dissection; making pine-cone animals; making magnetic fishing rods and using them to ‘catch’ fish; examining skulls and predicting which animals they came from; and also looking for images of a green man or green lady in the foliage.

Pupils from Seething and Mundham Primary School enjoy the opening of its new Forest School. Photo:  Seething and Mundham Primary SchoolPupils from Seething and Mundham Primary School enjoy the opening of its new Forest School. Photo: Seething and Mundham Primary School

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