Environmental learning from outdoor lesson

Forest School at Cramlington's Cragside C of E Primary School.'REF 1302153852

Forest School at Cramlington's Cragside C of E Primary School.'REF 1302153852

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Youngsters at a county primary school have enjoyed a week of creative learning focusing on the environment.

Children at Cragside Church of England Primary School in Cramlington have taken part in Eco Week, where they enjoyed activities such as recycling projects, creating scarecrows, Fairtrade cooking, making wildlife homes, weaving and creative art work.

One of the highlights of the week for each class was time in the school wood, where classes took part in Forest School activities, including creating a small fire, cooking scones, toasting marshmallows on the fire, and making pizzas.

Headteacher Paul Rusby said he was delighted with the success of the project and how pupils enjoyed it.

He said: “It was wonderful to see children enjoying the wooded area in our school grounds and to see them cooking outdoors and learning about craft and woodland activities.

“At Cragside, we are blessed with excellent school grounds, including our own secure wooded area, and what better way for children to learn about their environment than to take part in outdoor activities where they are immersed in the sights, smells and sensory experiences in our newly created outdoor forest school area.”