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Forest School

March in the Forest

Half of the children in school have now had their first block of 6 Forest School sessions. They are already looking forward to their next block next academic year! This half term, trees have been climbed, dens have been built, toasting sticks have been whittled, interesting concoctions have been made in the mud kitchen and the children have impressed us with their flint and steel skills to light a fire.  


February in the Forest


We have been using a mora knife to learn how to whittle. We made stick friends, magic wands and marshmallow toasting sticks.


January in the Forest

New year, new term and 4 more new groups have arrived for their block of Forest School sessions. 

The children have loved learning how to tie a reef knot. Their challenge was the use this knot when building their own dens and shelters for Guardian Gomble's friends. 












November in the Forest


The children have been enjoying seeing the changes in the forest environment now the weather has become more autumnal.


We have been learning how to use a bow saw safely in order to saw our own wood discs. We've also been using reef knots to tie pieces of rope together to make dens. The children in Year 4 made an enormous den, large enough for the whole group!

CHPS Forest School Handbook


16th July 2021


We are delighted to announce that our application to the Tesco Community Grant Scheme has been successful. Our project, along with the other two successful projects in our region, will go forward to a vote in Tesco stores where customers will decide the outcome by voting for their favourite project each time they shop. Voting will take place from 12th July 2021 and continue to 30th September 2021 and we will be notified the amount of funding we will receive in October.  


This is the list of stores taking part in the voting on our project: 
CANNOCK WS12 3YY - Superstore  
(Please note that due to equipment issues, in a small number of stores, voting will not begin until later in July).


Please spread the word! 


Every child will be taking part in 6 sessions of Forest School next academic year. If your child is having their sessions in the first half term after the summer you will be receiving a letter when the children return in September.


Thank you, Mrs George

May 2021 - The creation of our new Forest School has begun. It will be a work in progress over the next couple months. We'll be ready to start our sessions from September. Many thanks to Blue Spark for their grant which has allowed up to set up our Forest School.