Year 7 pupils at the Forest School are back in the classroom following a successful week of outdoor learning during the school’s recent ‘Discovery Week’.
The annual event involved a two-day residential at Lodge Hill Activity Centre and a day of water sports activities at Southwater Country Park.
The pupils showed great resilience and overcame many exciting challenges whilst taking part in a wide variety of activities; including outdoor art workshops, tunnelling, low ropes, archery, forest trail, raft-building and kayaking. The pupils were able to make new friends, overcome fears and learn valuable life skills such as teamwork and problem solving. After an action packed day the pupils took part in some fantastic and educational evening entertainment which was provided by the dynamic youth team from Kingdom Faith Church.
Discovery Week is an integral part of the schools transition programme. It gives pupils the opportunity to get to know a range of school staff and their Community Leader, as well as forge new friendships, many of which will stay with them throughout their time at Forest.
Contributed by the Forest School
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