Chesterfield, Bolsover and North East

Next meeting TBC 

Barlow Primary – July 14th 2017

Hosted by: Rebecca Ryan – Barlow C of E Primary SchoolBarlow cluster 2017 pic

Staff from Barlow C of E Primary School, Barlow Nursery, Cuthorpe Primary and Westfield Infant School met at the privately owned woods Rebecca uses as a base to discuss use of space and developing the forest school area. The small wood is owned by a farmer and is great spot for FS but some areas are dense and holly heavy. We discussed involving parents in clearing areas, pupils gradually shaping the space, using the holly for wreaths, weaving and Christmas crafts. Other ideas shared by the group included a ‘purple claws’ Gruffalo story set up and creating a night line which is a box full of items tied to a piece of rope to be strung around the woods. Variations include blindfolding participants who guess the objects or without blindfolds try and remember objects in reverse order.


Margaret/Cuthorpe Primary reported a successful application to the Coop Community Fund in support of their Forest School Work.

A lovely, productive, get together on a very hot day!


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