Yabba dabba doo – children take a trip to Stone Age
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