Yabba dabba doo – chil­dren take a trip to Stone Age

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

CHIL­DREN be­came crea­tures of the for­est when they took part in ac­tiv­i­ties for a Stone Age day.

The pupils from Bolling­ton Cross Pri­mary School have been do­ing some out­door ac­tiv­i­ties as part of the school’s new ‘for­est school’ pro- gramme which uses the woods in the school grounds.

The idea of a for­est school is for chil­dren to learn through hands-on ex­pe­ri­ences in a wood­land.

The chil­dren from Class Three took part in a Stone Age Day. The ac­tiv­i­ties were planned by Russ Machin.

He is a teach­ing as­sis­tant in the school and is cur­rently train­ing as a For­est Schools in­struc­tor.

The ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer in­cluded mak­ing face paint with char­coal, for­ag­ing for veg­eta­bles and peel­ing them to make stew, tool mak­ing, mud sculp­tures on trees, build­ing Stone age vil­lages, cave paint­ing and den build­ing.

Mr Machin said af­ter­wards: “All the chil­dren and staff had a great time and the stew went down a treat.

“The school is in­vest­ing a good deal of time and money into out­door learn­ing as a whole; along­side For­est Schools ac­tiv­i­ties we are also one of the 2,000 schools across The UK and Europe that are in­volved in the plant a bulb scheme.”

There were lessons and fun for both pupils and staff

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