Locking Preschool launches new forest school

PUBLISHED: 17:00 26 June 2013

Children at Locking Preschool learn at forest school

Children at Locking Preschool learn at forest school


LOCKING pre-school has launched a new forest school for under-fives to get to grips with nature.

The children will go out to the park, create natural artwork and explore outdoors.

They will also get to use tools to do activities such as chop wood and take tree rubbings.

Three pre-school teachers will be completing their forest school training in August.

They held an open day at Locking Park where the children got their hands dirty.

Deputy manager Trixie Plested-Ferris , said: “It is just about using the natural environment around us.

“It helps them develop social skills and team building.

“They also do their own risk assessment, so they can take risks and learn what to do and not do.

“It also means they get to go round the village collecting things so they get to know the area.”

The forest classes will run twice a week from September and are open to any two to five-year-olds in the area.

For more information call 07760 482092.

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