We are lucky enough to have fantastic, extensive grounds at Rose Hill. At playtimes the children have a large playground and climbing equipment, a huge field and wild areas.
Forest School is known to promote children’s language development, confidence and social skills. As well as this, there are clear benefits in terms of the children’s mental health and wellbeing.
Learning outdoors has become a popular and very successful aspect of school life. Training here is led by a national Forest School Leader, and they also train teachers here from other schools.
Our Forest School Site
In January 2016 we were very lucky to be given our Forest School Site by Nicholsons Nurseries and Berkeley Reafforestation Trust.
Children throughout the school are able to do some of their learning outdoors and they all benefit from this opportunity.
Over the Easter holidays in 2016, Wheatley-based construction company Greenford Ltd coordinated a small group of Oxfordshire businesses to build a new shelter, free of charge, for the outdoor learning area.
Supplies and materials for the new shelter were donated by machinery hire company Greenplant, building supply company Jewson, College Scaffolding, and Ian Rycroft Photography which provided a time-lapse camera to record the build. The video below shows how they did it.
The Oxford Mail also published an article about the build, please click on the link below to read the article: