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School Allotment

Spring Bank Primary manage a successful allotment at Ash Road Allotments in Headingley. Children in Year 4 assist at the allotment throughout the Spring and Summer Term then return to the allotment in the first half of the Autumn Term in Year 5 to harvest the produce. The allotment is organised by Elena Fernandez, HLTA along with Cathy and Tracey, two school parents.

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Spring Bank Primary manage a successful allotment at Ash Road Allotments in Headingley.

Children in Year 4 assist at the allotment throughout the Spring and Summer Term then return to the allotment in the first half of the Autumn Term in Year 5 to harvest the produce. The allotment is organised by Elena Fernandez, HLTA along with Cathy and Tracey, two school parents.

This year some of our teachers and students have been putting the allotment produce to good use by cooking up some delicious dishes…

 

Forest Schools

Forest Schools is a unique way of building independence, self-esteem and a positive attitude towards learning in children and young people as they explore and experience the natural world for themselves.

A combination of freedom and responsibility is beneficial to children with little confidence or challenging behaviour. Valuable life skills are learnt – communication, team working and responsibility.

Why is Forest School good for children and young people?

• Beneficial for children who learn by ‘doing’

• Children involved in Forest School become more responsible for their actions, can calculate risks better

and show improved self-confidence.

• A desire for learning is encouraged and transferred back to the classroom

• Forest Schools encourage children to become more active and healthy

• Children develop self-awareness

• Develop better communication skills

• Developing independence

• And much more!

At Spring Bank Primary each class takes part in the Forest Schools programme each term.