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 were given them as a momento of their day.