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Bobbing Village School

Year 6 topic meets Forest School

Children in Rochester Class took their learning on the topic "Can we save the tiger?" outside to build 'Tiger traps' in our school grounds.

At the beginning of their new topic looking at how animals are becoming endangered, Miss Harwood brought the Forest School experience to Bobbing, and on a wet  Wednesday morning,  Year 6 went out for a practical session to build Tiger traps, aiming to save the tigers from hunters.  This enabled them not only to     start their topic in an exciting way, but also to recap some of the skills which they have learnt in Forest School previously such as tying knots, using different shapes to build frames, and the use of natural materials within their work.

The children had a great time despite the weather.  Some of their feedback on the event included; "I enjoyed how we  all worked together as a team and were able to communicate with each other",  "I liked that we had a lot of equipment to build it, and that it wasn't easy.  It was a good challenge!" and "I enjoyed building it in a team because people helped me if I struggled".

Well done Rochester Class for your problem solving, and your perseverance, and thank you to Miss Harwood for coming over to lead the session.