More Forest School Progress: A shed and some bluebells

Huge thanks go to Winchester sheds who very kindly helped us by giving us a discount shed for our Forest Project.  We needed a shed to keep our equipment in; tools, hammocks etc.  Winchester sheds not only gave us a half price shed (big thank you to Dave Hide for this) but a very kind Winchester sheds employee Shaun Payne gave us his time and expertise to build the base and shed for free.  We are very grateful to both Dave and Shaun for this.  The shed has already made a huge difference as we can keep our equipment safely in the Forest allowing us to access it much easier.  A big thank you also go to Osborne Scouts who also contributed to the cost of the shed.

The other big development has been collecting some bluebells to plant with the pupils and to make the Forest into an even more beautiful, sensory area for our pupils. A big thank you to Hilliers who kindly donated 90 bluebell bulbs and 35 daffodil bulbs, Brambridge garden centre, who donated 100 bluebell bulbs and Geroge Elliott Nurseries who donated 20 bluebell bulbs.  We have also now launched a Friday afternoon options Forest session which the pupils love.  We spend our time there doing jobs to help maintain the site and keep it tidy, using the hammocks and are building a big bug hotel.  We will be very busy as we now have over 200 bulbs to plant. The pupils are loving it and using the wheelbarrow always goes down well! It is very exciting to see this project progress and all with the help of local companies who have been very generous donating time, equipment and manpower!

Heidi Hack, Class Teacher

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