Chiltern Rangers

Inspiring and Enriching Communities

Chiltern Rangers

Enhancing Local Environments

Chiltern Rangers

Inspiring and Enriching Communities

Chiltern Rangers

Enhancing Local Environments

Hamilton Academy – Forest School trip

by | Apr 17, 2018 | Forest School, News |

On Monday 12 March all three Year 5 classes had the exciting opportunity to work with the Children Rangers to help create a base camp for the Early Years children to use later this year. The children learnt to use hand tools safely to cut down small trees and bushes to create a glade in the woods. They then used the materials they cut down to make dead hedges to mark the boundary of the forest school glade and set aside branches for shelter building and woodland crafts. It was a great opportunity for the pupils to develop their teamwork skills too.

This is what the children had to say about their trip:

“I loved this adventure because I felt like I was a hunter carrying stuff, using a chainsaw and the lobster, so it was very cool.” Raakesh 5A

“It was a fabulous experience, I loved it!” Emily 5A

“I loved the Chiltern Rangers trip because I love the outdoors and it gave me a taste of what it would be like to be a Chiltern Ranger. “ Zahra 5A

“ I enjoyed the trip because I found the fact that we got to actually use different tools whilst helping to keep the woods a clean, safe place for animals a good idea and I really want to go again.” Rowan 5B

“Muddy but fun!” Siva 5B

“I loved the trip, so much. My favourite part was when our group got to cut down trees with a really sharp tool (knife). “  Ibtihal 5B

“I liked the trip to the Chiltern Rangers because we used a saw to cut down trees which was really fun.” Haroon 5C

I really liked it when we had to help clear the area where there was branches because I worked with a partner.” Iman 5C

“I liked the trip to the Chiltern Rangers because we got to go with our friends and that is more fun than going by yourself. “ Rayhan 5C