Happy 10th Birthday to the New Forest National Park. The traditions of the New Forest go back over 900 years, but we’re still proud to celebrate our 10th Anniversary as a National Park. Why not use this great local news to find out about the purposes of National Parks in the UK. As a special … More Wildlife TV Treats
Knowing that it’s January- cold wet and dark- can make many of us throw out the idea of outdoor learning, before we have really weighted up the risks and benefits. Yet, on the journey to work or school, we are mesmerised by the beauty of a frosty morning, or the reflection of huge puddles water … More Whatever the weather.
Last Saturday we enjoyed a soggy yet inspiring morning of geography fieldwork at Hatchet Pond, with experts on hand to show us the links between the classroom and the workplace. Over 20 staff and committee members from Hampshire Geographical Association were joined by professionals, Dr Naomi Ewald from the Freshwater Habitats Trust and Julie Melin-Stubbs from the New … More A few words from the wise
This challenge requires skill, fitness, speed and bravery…… and a fearless leap over a pit of crocodiles! (ahem…. Especially imported invisible ones that won’t affect the ecology of the New Forest- we promise!). Despite knowing that when exploring the woods “simple is best”, it’s still surprising just how many parents were more worried than their … More “Jump like you’ve never jumped before!”
Just another walk in the woods, or wild learning? Many of the school visits we have led this term have included time to enjoy the forest in a more relaxed way. It makes it difficult to believe that we’ve worked with over 2300 students and pupils since Easter.
As the weather gets hotter and pupils are spending more time outdoors during and after school hours, it’s a great time to get them thinking about where and how they relax and play. Starting with an online survey for parents and children, the New Forest National Park Authority has been working in partnership with the … More Would you go down to the woods today?
A student from Arnewood school has secured a place at Sparsholt College after spending two years with Woodlander Coppice Hoburne Bashley.
Thanks to the New Forest National Park Authority a fund is available to eligible New Forest, Southampton and Bournemouth schools to subsidise the cost of coach travel to the New Forest.
Last week St Luke’s Primary School from Sway took a sustainable school trip to Lymington Town and river mouth, putting their knowledge about rivers to the test in real life! Teachers from the school collaborated with staff from the New Forest National Park Authority to design a busy and practical half day visit.
The Forestry Commission’s Reptile Centre has hosted hundreds of visits over the last year, including school visits. Pupils have been able to learn about the reptiles living in the New Forest and to find out about the wildlife and habitats throughout the New Forest.