Whalley Meadows FCCC Forest School celebrated its first birthday with an outdoor party in the forest for children, parents and grandparents.
Activities included mud painting, bark rubbings, making mud birthday cakes in the mud kitchen and eating sausages cooked on the campfire.
Amy Wilson, Forest School leader said: “Just being in the forest promotes the children’s emotional well-being and sense of self, which in turn boosts their confidence and self esteem. The party allowed them to show their parents the rules and boundaries being part of a forest school entails, whilst allowing them to take the lead in their play.”
Forest schools are an innovative and educational approach to learning in a woodland environment. Their philosophy is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences over an extended period of time.