Pupils in Year 5 have the opportunity to apply to become Forest School Assistants. This is a newly created and exciting role which gives those selected the chance to support the learning experienced in our outside Forest School environment. This role has the potential to develop confidence, sense of responsibility, problem solving skills, organisation of themselves and others and the ability to assess risks, whilst having fun too!
Forest School Assistants are involved in helping to set up activities before the start of the session and help to pack away at the end, ensuring the area is left without having a negative impact on the environment and animals that live within our site. These Forest School Assistants have the chance to share and demonstrate their skills as they are buddied up with Lower School classes. Here they play an important role in supporting, encouraging and assisting pupils.
Above all, they are expected to be excellent role models to others, ensuring others make the most of their learning experiences and remain safe at all times.
Forest School Assistants proudly wear their pin badges and green arm bands during each session, which help to identify them.