On a beautiful sunny day in November 2019, we were delighted to host The High Sheriff. Fully prepared in wellies and warm clothes Margaret Miles was introduced to the forest school ethos with Uppingham C of E Primary School group. The children made sure our visitor was welcomed and knew how to walk around the fire circle, which trees you can climb, where the swings and dens were and shared their play and creations.
We received this email after her visit:
Dear Alex and Claire,
Thank you so much for letting me join you and the school pupils in Belton on Monday.
It was a real treat to meet the children who without doubt enjoyed the freedom to simply ‘play in the woods’ and the opportunity to learn about different countryside activities. They were all full of enthusiasm throughout the visit and so keen to share their learning with me.The learning opportunities that you provide, as well as giving them time for unstructured play , is impressive.
Thank you both for your hard work and dedication, to a cause that is so invaluable for our young people of Rutland.
I hope to catch you again at the Rutland Farm Park on a Wednesday.
Very best wishes