If you go down to the woods today your sure of a big surprise…. Or you certainly would have been at Bill Quay Community Farm woodlands on Wed 29th May. Throughout the day children from Wardley Primary School were busy celebrating the times they have spent in the woodlands through taking part in this years Forest School Project. 63 Children from years 1 and 2 at Wardley Primary School have taken part in the exploring the woodlands and the plants and animals that live there. They have built shelters, been minibeast hunting, made mud sculptures, explored the woods blindfolded, looked at bird nests and much more.
For the celebration day children helped make a camp fire in the Forest School area of the woods and cooked themselves delicious cinnamon apples and orange cakes. Each of them also decorated their very own woodland crown. The project aims to help children develop new skills and grow in confidence as they take safe risks playing and learning in the outdoors.
Durham Wildlife Trust is one of the partners taking part in the Forest Schools Centres of Excellence Project supported by Natural England through Access to Nature as part of the Big Lottery Fund’s Changing Spaces Programme.