Edale CE Primary School

Forest School

Welcome to our Forest School curriculum.  Class 1 take part in Forest School activities every Wednesday afternoon on 'Edale Island', a lovely piece of woodland surrounded on one side by a babbling brook. The sessions are led by Forest Schools practitioner Ruth Dixon and accompanied by Swallows Class teacher and volunteers.  Please read our Forest School Handbook to find out more about the ethos of Forest Schools and the types of activities the children are involved in. Also follow our adventures in our weekly report in this section.

21st October 2020

Autumn Adventures 7th September 2020

Den building day 30th September 2020

Edale Island Our Special Place 23rd September 2020

Welcome back to Edale Island 16th September 2020

Welcome back to Edale Forest School 9th September 2020

Happy Birthdays and Mud Days! 1st July 2020

Fishermen and Friends! 24th June 2020

Back to Forest School! 17th June 2020

Ruth's Daily Challenges

Forest School Leader Ruth has devised a daily outdoor challenge for you all to take part in.  We will be posting these challenges each day on the Forest school page.

If you take any photographs of your activities email them to Mrs.Garmeson and she will put them on the website for us all to enjoy. Have fun!

Ruth's Challenges by Swallows Class

Bat appreciation day
Weather watching
Stream jumping
Collecting sticks
Magic sticks
Clay model animals
Dandelion appreciation
Bee spotting

Saturday 23rd May 2020

Thursday 21st May 2020

Sunday 17th May 2020

Saturday 16th May 2020

Thursday 14th May 2020

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Monday 11th May 2020

Sunday 10th May 2020

Thursday 7th May 2020

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Monday 4th May 2020

Friday 1st May 2020

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Sunday 26th April 2020

Saturday 25th April 2020

Friday 24th April 2020

Thursday 23th April 2020

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Sunday 19th April 2020

Saturday 18th April 2020

Wednesday 15th April 2020

Tuesday 14th April 2020

Monday 13th April 2020

Mrs.Garmeson's Easter Tree

Sunday 12th April 2020

Saturday 11th April 2020

Friday 10th April 2020

Thursday 9th April 2020

Wednesday 8th April 2020

Tuesday 7th April 2020

Sunday 5th April 2020

Saturday 4th April 2020

Friday 3rd March 2020

1st April 2020

Monday 30th March 2020

Sunday 29th March 2020

Saturday 28th March 2020

Friday 27th March 2020

Thursday 26th March 2020

Wednesday 25th March 2020


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The Merry Boys of Edale 11th March 2020

Sensational Spiders 4th March 2020

Special Days 26th February 2020

All aboard for Edale Island! 5th February 2020


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Tracks and Trails 29th January 2020

Beautiful Discoveries! 22nd January 2020

Busy Times 15th January 2020

New Year Adventures 2020!

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Happy New Year 2020! 8th January 2020

Visiting our 'Fairy Wishing Tree' 18th December 2019

Advent spiral

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Advent Spiral

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Advent Adventures 4th December 2019

Sawing and Stick Men 27th November 2019

Hibernating hedgehogs 20th November 2019

Animal Action 13th November 2019

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Animal Action 13th November 2019

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All Aboard Amazing Edale Island 13th November 2019

Fire and Dragons 6th November 2019

Magic, Mystery, Stars and Owls 23rd October 2019

Autumn Treasures 16th October 2019

Autumn Magic!

After the Storm 2nd October 2019

Exploring and Enjoying 11th September 2019

Welcoming new starters to Edale Forest School 4th September 2019

Boat building and Memory making 4th July 2019

International Mud Day! 27th June 2019

Worm charming and Den building 13th June 2019

Discovery and Creation 6th June 2019

Circus skills 23rd May 2019

Forest Fun May 16th 2019

Boys and their Boats 9th May 2019

May Day Celebrations 2nd May 2019

Nest building and Rainbow birds 11th April 2019

April Showers and Cinnamon Apples 4th April 2019

River Rafting 28th March 2019

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River Rafting 28th March 2019

Performing Puppets 14th March 2019

Rainbow Stories and Raging Rivers 7th March 2019

River rendezvous 28th February 2019

New Adventures with fantastic friends! 14th February 2019

7th February 2019 Wild weather and Wild horses

31st January 2019 Snowy Adventures