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Woodland School launches forest sessions in Highgate Woods

Posted on - 14th July, 2019 - 8:21pm | Author - | Posted in - College, Fulwood, Garrison, Kid's stuff, Preston News, Sharoe Green, What's On in Preston, Wildlife and Conservation
Investigating at the Woodland School open day
Investigating at the Woodland School open day

Highgate Woods was turned into a woodland adventure during Sunday morning.

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Run by Tom and Sabina Gerrard they are creating The Woodland School Limited.

They held at open day at Highgate Wood, off Garstang Road, Fulwood, with activities for children to try.

With a slackline, hammock, mud painting and fairy wings making there was plenty to keep little ones entertained.

A group of little explorers taking on the slackline
A group of little explorers taking on the slackline

The Woodland School is launching with twice-weekly sessions at the woods for ages one to six, called the Minis.

A Rangers group takes place for slightly older children too.

More than 40 people turned out for the open day.

One child wears her fairy wings in the woods
One child wears her fairy wings in the woods

Tom has extensive experience running Scout groups and has decided to put his skills to use in running sessions for youngsters in the woods.

Sabina said: “The Woodland School would like to thank all the families that came to the launch event today.

“We were overwhelmed by the turn out and the support shown by the local families in Preston. We hope to see you all soon at future Woodland Explorer sessions.”

Read more: Woodland Centre opens doors in Penwortham just days after being trashed by vandals

One-off Sunday sessions are also planned with the first being on Sunday 4 August and is a Bushtucker Sunday special with sweet treats cooked over the campfire.

The Woodland School has been granted a permit to operate in Highgate Woods by Preston City Council.

Read more: Things to do in Preston during the 2019 summer holidays

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