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At South Pennine Academies, we want every student to have the best possible chance to achieve in school.

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Orchard Primary Academy

Forest school

Another way we ensure our children learn about the outdoors and have an appreciation of the natural world around them is through our Forest School program. Each class have a weekly Forest school lesson for one hour for a full half term. 

Our Forest School program provides our children with a life enhancing experience by inspiring children through outdoor education. We introduce our children to a different kind of world, one where dangers are very real but also very predictable, we create an environment where children can value and trust themselves and their team members around them. Our children learn practical and life skills which can give them guidelines for the rest of their lives.

Our specific 'Forest Adventure' sessions will provide children with a vivid sensory experience. Our instructors are more than just guides, they are role models for how to approach, process and surmount challenge and adversity. We look for special qualities in our instructors, a strong positive mind set, empathy and patience being fundamental, along with charisma and a passion for the great outdoors!


Take a look at what we have been up to in Forest School this year:

Forest School