Northampton primary school pupils explore the great outdoors with new forest school

'My favourite part is getting to play hide and seek!'

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 4:40 pm

Children at a Northampton primary school have taken their learning outdoors with the launch of a new forest school.

Hardingstone Academy pupils can now learn about nature and try a range of outdoor activities including den building and bug hunting thanks to the new initiative.

Head of school Julie Stevens said: “The new forest school has been a great addition to our offer at Hardingstone Academy and the children are loving being outside for their lesson.

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Hardingstone Academy Reception class children enjoy the new forest school

“They have been climbing trees, learning about staying safe in nature and enjoying sitting around the fire circle.

“The forest school is great for the children because it gives them the chance to be outdoors, learning about nature and trying new things.”

The new outdoor learning space at the Martins Lane school launched this term and has been planted with new hedgerows and trees and equipped with various resources.

Reception class pupil Posy Cream said: “I love our new forest school, I like it even better than being in the classroom.

Hardingstone Academy Reception class children enjoy the new forest school

"My favourite part is getting to play hide and seek!”

Hardingstone Academy Reception class children enjoy the new forest school
Hardingstone Academy Reception class children enjoy the new forest school