Youngsters have fun in the forest

Youngsters enjoy some outdoor fun at the Warriner School in Bloxham NNL-150904-161045001
Youngsters enjoy some outdoor fun at the Warriner School in Bloxham NNL-150904-161045001
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Pupils from ten local schools have been learning new skills in the open air amid the natural surroundings of Warriner School Farm.

In a project funded by Sanctuary Housing, children from the Warriner partnership of schools are taking part in a range of forest school activities – including den-building, outdoor cooking and nature walks – throughout the year.

Youngsters enjoy some outdoor fun at the Warriner School in Bloxham NNL-150904-161056001

Youngsters enjoy some outdoor fun at the Warriner School in Bloxham NNL-150904-161056001

Bev James, forest school leader at the farm, said: “Our first two groups have been a great success.

“It has been wonderful to see the children’s progress in developing their practical and problem-solving skills, self-confidence and independent thinking.”

The Warriner partnership of schools is made up of nine feeder primaries in the Bloxham area, as well as The Warriner School. Warriner School Farm, a purpose-built 120-acre organic farm, forms part of the secondary school.

Sarah Reynolds, head teacher at Shenington C of E Primary School, said: “This project has enabled our children to work with pupils from another school on a weekly basis with shared values about teamwork, co-operation and learning to show initiative.”

Youngsters enjoy some outdoor fun at the Warriner School in Bloxham NNL-150904-161033001

Youngsters enjoy some outdoor fun at the Warriner School in Bloxham NNL-150904-161033001