Fun In The Forest

Today's forest visit was a great success. We  spent time talking to two forresters and hearing about their work. We read a poem to a tree and a prayer. After a short walk we had a leaf hunt. Using identification cards we found a selection of leaves and named them. Everyone was very excited by the felling of a tree which we watched from start to finish. Returning to school after a busy morning our pockets were bulging with conkers, fir cones and leaves. Everybody was also given a slice from the tree that was felled and counted the rings, which showed that it was 25 years old. They will be decorated before coming home at the end of term.