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Woodland School

Woodland School is an inspirational process and a vital part of the curriculum at Callow End School. It  offers learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences, in a beautiful natural environment which is part of our school grounds.


In Woodland School, children learn to take risks and learn to succeed with small, achievable tasks. They learn to manage their own risk levels to achieve personal safety. Woodland school also offers our children the chance to have moments of peace tranquility and calm during their busy school day. Opportunities for spiritual reflection are part of our woodland school experience and increase our pupils mental health and well-being.


Children learn best from first hand experiences. Exploring, playing and learning using a range of activities (both designed by the leader and instigated by the children themselves) is what Woodland School is all about. The children are encouraged to investigate and explore the natural surroundings while learning to respect all living things.


Dressing for Woodland School

It is important that all children have appropriate clothing suitable for all weather conditions. As the activities will be taking place outside, children should wear old, comfortable clothing which they can get muddy. We provide waterproof trousers for the children.

In the winter months, children will need to come prepared for each session with:

  • Old warm jacket/waterproof coat
  • Fleece/sweatshirt
  • Long, comfortable, warm trousers
  • Wellies


In the summer months, children will need to come prepared for each session with:

  • A waterproof coat
  • Sun hat/cap
  • A thin, long sleeved top
  • Long, comfortable trousers
  • Sturdy shoes/trainers
Gardening fun
Den building
Gathered around the camp fire
Toasting marshmallows on the fire
Hoiding in the den
Building bug hotels
Hunting for minibeasts
Making a miniature garden