Haddenham Junior School Forest School and Meadowland Projects

Forest School is a long term child-centred inspirational play and exploration process
which includes supported risk taking


Haddenham Junior School (HJS) Forest School Project
October 2021 Update

Congratulations to HJS who have been awarded the Silver LOtC Mark

A national award recognising achievement in Learning Outside the Classroom

More on Learning Outside the Classroom HERE


Haddenham Junior School (HJS) Forest School Project
Easter Update 2021

Rotarian David Rankin has been busy again with the Forest Project
ably assisted again by Geoffrey a member of our Friends of Rotary Group

A much needed storage shed has been added


Geoffrey adding the finishing touches

David proudly unveiling the name plaque

The Forest Project is a wonderful environment
for children to learn country crafts
and safe ways to

Saw Logs


and Light a Woodland Fire

First Aid kit ever present - of course!


Haddenham Junior School (HJS) Forest School Project

On Friday 9th October 2020, Haddenham Junior School
officially opened their new, Forest School area

In attendance to officially cut the opening ‘conker ribbon’
was Tim Mahoney, President of Haddenham and District Rotary
and David Rankin, a Rotary member, and HJS tree warden
who assists with Forest School sessions two afternoons each week during term time

It was David Rankin who approached Haddenham Rotary
to secure support for the project. He also erected the new fence
assisted by his son and Rotary volunteer, Geoffrey 


Mrs Caroline Armstead, Haddenham Junior School’s specialist Forest School teacher:

"Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process
that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions in the outdoors

It is a long-term program that supports play and exploration
and supported risk taking"


"The Forest School develops confidence and self-esteem
through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting"


"Children learn to make sensible, informed decisions
about how to tackle the activities and experiences they encounter

They're learning to be self-sufficient and take care of themselves,
which boosts their confidence and self-esteem"



Mr Leach, Headteacher of Haddenham Junior School:

"It simply wouldn’t have been possible to get this new project off the ground
without the support and financial assistance from Haddenham Rotary

We are very grateful indeed and know that this fantastic new facility
will benefit many children in the future"


"This new ‘outdoor classroom’ is a specially selected area
separated from the rest of the school playing field by a new fence

The new fenced area provides a safe but natural setting
or Forest School life education teaching sessions"



HJS Meadowland Wild Flower Project

In addition to the Forest School fence, Haddenham and District Rotary
have also installed a second fence within the school playing field
to define an area for children to create as a meadow

The Meadowland Project teacher was delighted
to see a much wished for fence installed so the project could get underway

The children will plant wild flower seeds designed to produce a wonderful colourful area
for the children to monitor and learn about in the summer months



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