Ysgol Treffynnon and Flintshire Youth Participation Service collaborate on Forest School ProjectYsgol Treffynnon and Flintshire Youth Participation Service collaborate on Forest School Project

29 Nov 23

In a fantastic initiative, Ysgol Treffynnon has joined forces with the Flintshire Youth Participation Service to launch an exciting Forest School Project for a group of our Year 8 pupils. The program aims to provide students with a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in an outdoor learning environment, fostering a range of skills and promoting personal development.

The Forest School Project, which kicked off its weekly sessions yesterday, offers students the chance to learn and develop a variety of skills within picturesque natural surroundings. Activities include everything from building campfires to mastering the art of cooking lunch in the great outdoors.

Beyond the acquisition of practical skills, the project places a strong emphasis on relationship building and the development of self-confidence. Participants are encouraged to collaborate, problem-solve, and engage in activities that challenge them to step out of their comfort zones.

The group leaders, overseeing the first session, were effusive in their praise for the participating students. "What a brilliant group of children," commented one of the leaders, highlighting the enthusiasm and positive energy brought by the students during their first session.

The Forest School Project not only aligns with the schools' commitment to holistic education but also represents a broader trend in recognising the benefits of outdoor learning for students' mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

As the project unfolds over the coming weeks, it is anticipated that students will not only acquire practical skills but will also form lasting memories and friendships, fostering a deeper connection with the natural world, providing such a unique and valuable educational experience.

Take a look at some of the photographs below from our first session that took place yesterday.