Forest School Blog
Exploring new environments.
Today was the nursery children’s first visit to Forest School. It was amazing.
Very quickly the children began exploring their new environment. As this was their first session a lot of time was taken by just finding out about the area, negotiating footpaths carefully through the spikey bushes, jumping over braches lying on the ground, balancing carefully on the log circle and climbing trees.
The children were really interested in the bugs and mini-beasts they were finding in the environment. Some of the children were busy digging and in search of worms and worms they found! The children spent time discussing what they looked like, felt like and where the children could find more.
The children were in charge of building the shelter. As the sky looked rather grey we thought it might rain so the children went straight to work on a shelter to keep us dry!
Before we left we all settled on the logs surrounding our fire triangle for hot chocolate and a story.
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School Closed Today
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Young Carer's Awareness Day 2019
On the 31st January is Young Carer's Awareness Day. Current figures are that 1 in 5 secondary children have a caring role. The figures are 1 in 10 for children under the age of 10.
A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol. They will do many tasks like:
Practical tasks, such as cooking, housework or shopping.
Physical care, such as helping someone out of bed.
Emotional support, such as talking to someone who is distressed.
Personal care, such as helping someone dress.
Managing the family budget and collecting prescriptions.
Helping to give medicine.
Helping someone communicate.
Looking after brothers and sisters.
If you would like more information as to how to help a young carer. Please click on the link below.Read more