Forest School Champions
Meet the Team
We are an enthusiastic group of Year 6 pupils who
- show kindness, co-operation and great communication skills
- love learning outdoors, whatever the weather
- are keen to develop our skills in using a range of outdoor tools and equipment
- are working hard to develop our knot-tying and den-building skills
- are always learning more about plants and animals and sharing our knowledge with others
- assist Beccy in maintaining our school pond and vegetable garden
Forest School Champions 23-24 (ID 2292)
Report to Governors 23/24
Autumn Term 23/24 Forest School Champions Update
At the beginning of Year 6, we each wrote an application to become a Forest School Champion and Beccy invited the applicants to an outdoor session on 5.09.23 to demonstrate our interest in Forest School activities. Beccy selected us because of good communication skills as well as our curiosity and helpfulness.
Our first training day (12.09.23) was very rainy but we wore the right clothing and enjoyed our session. We were taught to instruct others when pond-dipping by demonstrating how to use the net and how to empty your catch safely causing no harm to the pond-life. We practised tying a clove hitch knot. We also began our sharp-tool training by learning Tool Talks for using secateurs and loppers. We took home laminated tool-talk and clove-hitch/square lashing sheets to practise these for our next session.
Following our first training session, we assisted Beccy with classes from Years 4, 5 and 6, supporting pupils in pond-dipping and gardening during their Forest School sessions. In our most recent training session on 7.11.23, we continued our work with sharp tools and demonstrated the knot-tying we have been learning. In our next training session in December, we will continue our sharp tools training and practise our fire-lighting skills, ready to help support other Mellor pupils in the Spring term.
Akshara, Arya, Ramsha, Ronnell, Samah, Sahib, Jiana & Roxen
Forest School Champions on X
Forest School Champions enjoyed the crisp winter sunshine, showing determination and concentration whilst training to light a fire. It was extremely cold so they also put bird food out for our feathered friends! #ForestSchool #PupilVoice ⛺️🪵 ☀️ pic.twitter.com/9VkxPGG1VW— Mellor Community Primary School (@mellorschool) January 18, 2024
Today our Forest School Champions showed co-operation and perseverance, using secateurs and knot-tying skills to create these festive Twiggy Stars - very fiddly! 🪢 #nature #ForestSchool pic.twitter.com/x42Ewe6ajg— Mellor Community Primary School (@mellorschool) December 12, 2023
Forest school champions continued their training this afternoon, focusing on using secateurs and loppers safely for trimming wood and pruning. They also helped identified this incredible Ruby Tiger Moth caterpillar! #leaders #forestschool pic.twitter.com/Jvlahy0jXO— Mellor Community Primary School (@mellorschool) November 7, 2023