Moulsford Prep launches Forest School Bronze award

27 boys from Reception to Year 7 at Moulsford Prep have been awarded a Forest School Bronze Award. Devised by the school, the aim of the award is to encourage the pupils to drive their own learning and get out into nature during the current lockdown.

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18th March 2021 — Following the successful launch of their Forest School website last Spring, Moulsford Forest School teachers Mr Squire and Mrs Thatcher were keen to once again provide something for the boys that would allow them to drive their own learning, increase their skill base, get them out into nature and have fun during the latest lockdown.

From these discussions the Moulsford Forest School Bronze Award was born.

The Award consisted of five separate challenges designed to foster closer links between the boys and the natural world as well as to give them the opportunity to learn some new skills.

Challenges ranged from building and maintaining bird feeders to plant and tree identification, learning different knots through to litter picking and even an invertebrate challenge thrown in for good measure!

The teachers were delighted with the response to this award and had boys from a range of year groups taking part.

Each and every boy who took part showed commitment, an eagerness to learn and above all perseverance with some of the more tricky challenges.

Head of Forest School Mr Squire commented: "Those who completed this award should feel a huge sense of pride.

"Not only have their actions made a difference to the local wildlife and community where they live, but the boys have also gained some valuable life skills along the way."

Certificates and badges have recently been sent out to those who successfully completed the award and staff were delighted that 27 boys were awarded the Bronze Award, ranging in age from Reception up to Year 7.

Moulsford Preparatory School (Boys 4-13) is a day and boarding school in Oxfordshire.

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