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Forest School

Bishop Tufnell Junior School is officially a Forest School!  We are very lucky to have an extensive area of woodland at the back of our school playground in which the children are taught various personal, social, scientific and technical skills.  Forest Schools use the woods as a means to build independence and self-esteem.  Topics are cross-curricular including the natural environment, e.g. the role of trees in society, the complex ecosystem supported by a wilderness and recognition of specific plants and animals. The personal skills involved are considered just as valuable, such as teamwork and problem-solving.  Each year group is given the opportunity to work in the woods with Mrs Chute, our Forest School Instructor and an experienced team of outdoor learners.