Daneshill Woodland School

A wonderful log cabin-style classroom has been constructed in the Daneshill woods to act as a base from which to explore the extensive woodland and also as an inspirational learning space. Heated by a wood burner and powered by solar panels it has already hosted Father Christmas and provided a base for ALS sessions.

Each year group from Year 3 to Year 7 will be spending two Outdoor Learning sessions in the woods to explore different areas and come up with ideas for enjoying spending more time there. This should develop a sense of belonging and responsibility, both of which are key to mental well-being – for both the children and the teachers! Additionally, classes and groups of children will be also be using both the log cabin and the woods for inspiring sessions to enhance the delivery of the curriculum.

Over two days in the week before Christmas children came to the woodland cabin for the Winter Woodland Camp. From here they foraged for materials and went on to construct some beautiful decorations. In the afternoons they played games in the woods and built campfires, where they toasted marshmallows and made popcorn.
Watch this space each week for updates regarding both the woodland area and the school’s Eco School journey.