Chil­dren get to know the great out­doors

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOL REPORT -

SCHOOL pupils spruced up their site with some green­ery.

Chil­dren from St George’s Church of Eng­land In­fant School, in White Lion Road, Amer­sham, planted new trees to de­velop their for­est school site.

The plant­ing ses­sion was part of the school’s for­est school pro­gramme where chil­dren ex­plore their out­side en­vi­ron­ment.

Head teacher Toby Long said: “For­est school pro­vides our chil­dren with the op­por­tu­nity to spend time get­ting closer to na­ture and th­ese trees will, in time, add greatly to that ex­pe­ri­ence.

“It en­cour­ages chil­dren to be in­quis­i­tive, ques­tion their de­ci­sions and man­age their own risk – all skills we be­lieve to be im­por­tant in de­vel­op­ing con­fi­dent, rounded young peo­ple.” BUD­DING his­to­ri­ans at a school took part in a contest to test their knowl­edge.

Year five girls at Gay­hurst School went along to the His­to­rian of the Year com­pe­ti­tion at Wy­combe Abbey on Mon­day, Novem­ber 10, which was at­tended by 120 pupils.

The team re­ceived com­men­da­tions for their work, with Lily Barker, nine, be­ing an­nounced as the over­all win­ner.

Teacher Kylie Wa­ters, who ac­com­pa­nied the

EX­PE­RI­ENCE: St George’s pupils Jayson Bur­dis and Sanika Desh­pande plant trees

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