Bright sparks learn new skills at Weaverham Primary Academy’s very own Forest School

Pupils at Weaverham Primary Academy lit up at the chance to create fire in an action-packed Forest School session.

Chris Moseley is a Health Ranger for Total Environment, which is part of Cheshire West and Chester Council, made use of the school’s extensive outdoor area to teach children new skills and how to look after their environment.

They learned how to collect materials and set a fire in a safe way, use a map to find treasure and make jewellery from natural materials. 

Head of School Jo Price said: “Each junior class has taken part in Forest Schools. In the next couple of weeks, the infants will follow suit.

“The activities have included making wooden necklaces, designing treasure maps from natural materials and finding the treasure marked on the spot, building shelters, lighting fires and chopping wood.

“We’ve been trying to make school extra special for the children following so much time at home during the height of the Covid pandemic, and they absolutely love spending time in Forest School.” 

The Northwich Road primary is flourishing under North West Academies Trust (NWAT), which took over its management in November 2018.

Pupil intake has doubled as word has spread of the improvements and the wide and varied curriculum, which places importance on helping children thrive both physically and mentally.

The school shares the Forest School facility with Weaverham Pre School, formerly called Weaverham Forest Pre School, before moving into the grounds of Weaverham Primary Academy on Northwich Road in 2019.

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