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Forest school at Westbury Junior School

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Since September, Westbury Junior School has been working closely with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, which last term saw the culmination of all their hard work.

Children at the school have been experiencing outdoor learning; building dens, using nature in art, making bird feeders, learning about different types of trees, toasting marshmallows and much more!

The school were so impressed with the impact of the project that they decided, with the help of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and with support from Hills, to develop their own Forest School on the school field.

Children, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, staff and volunteers helped to plant over 60 trees, build a willow dome, seating and composting area.

Mandy Illsley, teaching assistant and forest school leader for the school said, “It was such a marvellous day and we achieved so much.  We are now looking forward to watching it grow and develop into an outdoor space that we can use with the children.”