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Oakwood School & Assessment Centre, Belfast

Forest Schools

Teacher: Marian (4)

Oakwood has been a Forest School since 2017, with 2 teachers trained as Level 3 Forest School Leaders. We have  an area of our school grounds as a dedicated Forest School site and every class has timetabled weekly sessions. Our Forest School sessions are a time when pupils freely explore different aspects of our natural world. We have an area dedicated to water play and exploration, a sheltered learning area, willow tunnel, mud kitchen and a very popular muddy puddle. During our Forest School sessions we offer activities such as den building or woodworking, and pupils are encouraged to investigate and explore in their own way.

We also have a school garden where pupils explore and learn about gardening, and grow our own flowers, fruit and vegetables.  




12th May 2023
Class 14 had an amazing time in Forest schools. We explored our neighbouring forest...
10th May 2023
Our classes have enjoyed taking their forest school skills to a new setting and exploring...
2nd May 2023
Some of our classes have been taking their forest school skills to our local park....
16th Mar 2023
Allan from Wee Critters came to visit and brought some of his animals with us. We...

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