Horley Community Project

Forest School y5 Horley

Doing our bit for the environment - Clearing leaves ready for composting

Term 3
Dashwood Banbury Academy Forest School helps out in the community!

Year 5 children, who have been attending Forest School sessions since September 2015, decided that they wanted to give something back to the community. This term, they are travelling to the nearby village of Horley to help clear and bring back to life the land by the Old School House. Each week at Forest School we are very fortunate to be joined by Mike Patching who gives Dashwood Banbury Academy his time and expertise in our Forest School sessions. Mike is one of six trustees who manage the Old School house in Horley and encourages young people to understand and enjoy the rural surroundings in which they live. Working with Mike gives our pupils wonderful opportunities to thrive and learn in our Forest School wildlife area but also fantastic opportunities to discover new environments when visiting Horley. The project to revive the Old Schoolhouse land will deepen our pupils’ sense of accomplishment by lending a hand to others and giving back to their community.
Clearing wood-smEnjoying learning a new practical skill and
the importance of how we keep ourselves safe