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Oakwood School & Assessment Centre, Belfast

Forest Schools

Teacher: Marian (4)

Classroom Assistant : Gillian (3)

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.  




6th Jun 2022
As part of our EcoSchools activities, we have been collecting bottle tops to be recycled...
20th May 2022
We had a fantastic time taking our classrooms outdoors. 
21st Mar 2022
We are enjoying the warmer days and sunshine that are here. Lots of exploring and...
15th Mar 2022
Life in Class 8 can get messy, but we always have fun! 

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