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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.  




15th Dec 2022
We worked really hard, making Christmas decorations to sell at our Christmas fun...
28th Oct 2022
We set up a pumpkin patch, and children explored the pumpkins in their own ways.The...
21st Oct 2022
Oakwood has now achieved Level 2 in the RHS School Gardening Awards.  Our pupils...
13th Oct 2022
Class 13 have been busy helping put a fence up on the school site to encourage protection...

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