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Forest School

A C.I.T Academy school

C.I.T Academies has its own Forest School.

C.I.T believe everyone is an individual and that pupils need activities to support their learning. We have a responsibility to ensure we stimulate them enough to enhance their learning process. We believed we could support this further with a Forest School Programme. We aim to enthuse and educate our pupils and achieve this through outdoor learning.

Click here to see an example of a Sandon Forest School Day

There are wheelchair accessible pathways throughout the woodland following a sensory circuit. There are sensory stations around this circuit with quiet areas and some with bamboo musical instruments. There are two fire pit areas and a spectacular outdoor classroom made from natural materials which is positioned right in the centre of the woodland, taking advantage of all the wildlife around. There is a small orchard and vast amounts of wild flowers. There are also bat boxes, bird boxes and a dove coop, inviting wildlife into the woodland.

All areas of the GANF curriculum benefit from pupils being able to access this wonderful natural environment. Joe Bogumsky, Outdoor Education Co-ordinator at GANF was awarded the Forest School Level 3 Practitioner Award this year and means that full Forest School Teaching takes place at our Forest School.

Click here to see an example of an Ambergate Forest School Day
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