The Grand Opening
On Tuesday 1st May 2018 the outdoor forest classroom and family picnic area was officially opened. Parents, pupils and teachers from Lane Green First School, members of the Friends of Bilbrook and representatives from the District and Parish council were present to see the willow ‘ribbon’ which was cut by Anna Squire a teacher from the school. After the opening, the pupils and parents were taken for a days outdoor learning with forest school teacher, Rachel Bailey.
Lots to do
Activities included pond dipping, bug hunts, making natural book marks, weaving willow into dream catchers, fire lighting, pizza making, toasting marsh mallows.
We were very lucky to have such wonderful weather for the occasion and at the end of the day, all the children left with a skip in their step. A few days later we were given thank you letters which the children had written, containing some lovely comments which makes all our hard work worthwhile. Thank you to all those who attended and we look forward to seeing you again and hope you will make use of this excellent facility soon.