Come along for Family Forest Fun at Higher Walton Primary School

Posted on - 21st June, 2017 - 8:34pm | Author - | Posted in - Kid's stuff, Preston News, Schools, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston

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Higher Walton C. of E. Primary School are inviting families to join them for the opening of their ‘Family Forest Fun’ project on Friday (23 June).


The school, located on Rosewood Avenue in Higher Walton, has been awarded £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund for the whole project, which will involve Community Family Learning Activities after school, evenings and at weekends.

The fund will also help provide training, purchasing resources, running the sessions and to develop a Forest School area within the school grounds.

The grand opening of the project will start at 3.30pm on Friday and there will be refreshments, activities, a mini-beast hunt, woodcrafts, planting, willow crafts, and explorations of dens and gardens that the whole family can enjoy.

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The grant is to be used within 12 months, however, through the training of the PTA and staff members, the Forest School Activities will continue after the term of the grant.

The aim of the project is to encourage families to go outside more by providing activities such as den building, planting, wood-crafting, and outdoor cooking.

All primary and pre-school aged children are welcome to take part with their families; parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, etc.

The activities take place in the Forest School area and work was completed in February and includes revamping the seating circle near the willow dome and building a removable canvas shelter so that outside learning can take place in all weathers.

Activities will start in the Spring, and you can already get involved with planning and running the project by emailing the school or by contacting the Facebook page Friends of Higher Walton School РPTFA.

Do you know the Higher Walton C. of E. Primary School? What do you think about the Family Forest Fun project? Let us know in the comments below.

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