At Perranporth School, we are very fortunate that we have a fantastic Forest Classroom!
Our Forest Classroom is a fantastic resource that is used by all of the children at Perranporth School at different times during their school year. We are passionate in our belief that the curriculum can be greatly enhanced by using the outdoor environment and that children’s learning can be enrich and their imaginations ignited. The Forest Classroom enables our pupils to engage with creative and sensory learning through our mud kitchen and huge wooden tepee. We’ve been exploring natural wildlife by pond dipping in our very active pond, and bug hunting in the undergrowth too. The children have learned about natural materials and construction through den building. Art lessons have taken on a natural theme with the influence of Andy Goldsworthy and his use of only natural materials. Children have tried their hand at ‘hapa zome’, the Japanese art of leaf printing. They have taken part in some ‘backwards style’ cooking for making hot chocolate and bread. We have even learned survival skills too!
Our Forest Classroom has afforded the children at Perranporth School so many additional opportunities that really have transformed their learning experiences. What’s more… we’ve only just got started! Our teachers have got loads of exciting ideas to use this area throughout the year and for lots of different curriculum areas too, so watch this space!