All of our Afternoon Nursery and some children from Reception have enjoyed participating in a ten week Forest School Programme at Wildside Activity Centre. In addition to adapting to a new environment, fostering curiosity, learning how to manage risks, and developing their social skills, confidence and physical abilities – they have also made dens, climbed trees, balanced on ropes splashed in puddles, made mud pies, made magic potions, learned camp fire rules, sat around a campfire, toasted marshmallows, gone pond dipping and played 1,2,3 where are you? What a busy ten weeks, and an incredible outdoor learning opportunity.
Families were invited to join us for our final celebration session; parents commented “Jack and Jessica really enjoyed forest school and told me all about what they did there…Savannah loved the forest school, I’m so happy she had this experience! I loved it too, thank you so much…It was a brilliant idea having the kids and mums explore different things during the event. My child absolutely loved it…Jake has been able to tell us all about fire safety and the games he has played. He always asks if he can take his wellies to school for forest school, even if it’s not Wednesday!”
The children came in their own clothes to raise money for the charity ‘Street Child’. Mrs Murphy is helping raise money for this charity, which will involve her travelling to Sierra Leone as part of her participation in Street Child International Volunteers. £30 sends a child to school for a whole year, £200 would pay for a teacher’s salary for a year and £1000 will fully refurbish a rural school. Mrs Murphy would like to express her thanks to everyone who contributed. Thanks!
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Parking Patrol would like to encourage you to walk to school on Tuesday for ‘Happy Shoesday’! Please watch the video and let Kian explain…
SS Peter and Paul are in the process of working towards RRSA (Rights Respecting Schools Award) by Unicef United Kingdom.
This will be another award that is lead by our amazing pupils in school.
The Rights Respecting Schools Award puts children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK.
Unicef works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. The Unicef Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.
There are four key areas of impact for children at a Rights Respecting school; wellbeing, participation, relationships and self-esteem. The difference that a Rights Respecting School makes goes beyond the school gates, making a positive impact on the whole community.
We look forward to working with our local community to achieve this award.