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Forest School at Adel Primary

Exciting News!


Adel Primary School is about to become a Forest School!


Mrs Gillespie has been working really hard over the last year to complete her Forest School training and will become a fully qualified instructor in July 2021.


Watch this space as our Forest School journey unfolds.

Our first Forest School session was a great success. We played hide and seek, learnt how to use a saw safely, solved problems, worked together and generally enjoyed being outside!

Another great Forest School Session, we put our new knot tying skills to good use and erected shelters. Initially we remade the log circle so we could sit down comfortably then went on a leaf identification hunt. We confidently know: holly, hazel, rowan, sycamore and hawthorn. Most of us have cut our wooden disks for our name labels. Best of all, we have lots of fun!

What a great session today was! Fire starting certainly called for resilience and perseverance; we all managed to light our cotton wool in the end. Our name discs are taking shape, some of us have used gimlets to drill the holes for the tags. Our tree identification is becoming easier and we are learning new trees each time we visit the area. Looking forward to our next session.