Well, the woodland has come on leaps and bounds since our last update, with all the zones starting to take shape.
We have exciting developments in the forge area, and we are planning a brand new Green Eco Energy Zone too!
Woodlands Academy are thrilled to announce they have been awarded a £10,000 grant from The National Lottery Awards for All Scheme. This great news means that installation of an outdoor Parkour Circuit can now begin and intern engage the students more at playtimes.
Traditional approaches to physical fitness and emotional wellbeing often do not engage or motivate our pupils. However, many of the pupils are very interested in Parkour and currently engage in free running activities within their communities, often placing themselves at risk of serious injury.
We’ve finally taken delivery of our blacksmith forge funded by GreenerwithGreggs and Project Dirt.
We’ll be firing the forge up in the New Year, can’t wait! #happydays
Our woodland craft acitivites project began in June, making and installing four pole lathes for students to demonstrate their craft skills in a sustainable work environment. To follow our journal on the Greener With Greggs Project Dirt website, please click on the link below:
Pupils from Woodlands Academy have just returned from a photographic adventure to Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland.
We travelled up to Northumberland and stayed at ‘The Sill’ which is a newly constructed Youth Hostel costing nearly fifteen million pounds.
As you can imagine the accommodation was fantastic!
This will enhance the pupils NCFE Level 1 photography portfolio, along with learning how a professional landscape photographer works in the field.
The Edina Trust have awarded Woodlands Academy £500 for their fantastic, forward thinking, ‘Natural Energy’ project.
Students and staff at Woodlands Academy have spent the last 2 years clearing and transforming a disused wooded area into a fantastic educational woodland environment.
Thanks to The Edina Trust, we have been able to purchase a Wind Turbine and can’t wait to get it installed so that pupils can engage in this fabulous environment, using natural energy.
Adventure Service Challenge is a three-fold scheme of activity for young people aged 8 to 14 years and beyond.
The ASC scheme is designed to prepare young people for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. In fact, the DofE Award HQ recommends ASC for that purpose.
Woodlands Academy students have been taking part...