The first day for Jallah, Mohamoud,Amani, Apo, Zainab, Hassan, Taijo, Daniela,Alaiyna, Adriela, Essam and Ima was warmer than any session we had in February!
This meant we could play games and build shelters before lunch. Then it was hot chocolate time and a chance to explore the area we were in.
Then we went for a long walk to view sights, climb and scramble as well as visit the dark cave.
After a slow start everyone really got into the session and can't wait for the next one!
The last day for this group was the most exciting yet. A covering of snow when we got there was soon followed by further snowfall giving the woods a magical feeling.
Khalid, Sophie, Gurtejal, Mohammed, Maheen, Neveao, Shad, Ali, Ayaan and Rami had a day to remember!
Today was cold so we had to keep moving. it was the last day for this group so we did two long walks to finish off our Forest School experience.
It involved the usual climbing, scrambling and exploring. We ate lunch on the bus to keep warm then ventured out in the snow to climb a hill.
It was very tiring but enjoyable. Finally, it was back to school and hot chocolate to sit and reflect on our trips.
Today we managed 2 long walks as we didn't want to keep still and get cold.
First we went to Bollington to climb up a hill to see White Nancy which is a monument on top of a hill with fanatastic views of Cheshire.
After lunch, it was back to Alderley Edge as usual to do our long walk with climbing, scrambling and playing.
A touch of snow made it particularly pretty to look at!!
Our second day was action packed.
We played some new games then made fantastic shelters by learning to tie new knots. We could eat our sandwiches inside them if we wanted.
After hot chocolate and learning how to use the steels to make sparks, we went back to the cave for a quick reminder of what it was like.
In the afternoon, there was a lot of climbing, scrambling and exploring with everyone helping each other, finishing up at the waterfall which is very fast flowing at this time of year.
Our last day is still to come!!
Many of this group have been before so it was a good chance to try out some different activities,
The group was Ashwaq, Ali. Ayaan, Gurtejal, Sophie, Mohammed, Khalid, Shad, Maheen, Rami and Wahida.
After some games to get to know each other it was time to follow a trail to build rockets for the elves to fly to Santa's workshop to help make next year's toys!
We needed to decorate the rockets, prepare the fuel and launch them.
After lunch it was a long walk to climb and explore!
Today was the first day for Aziza,Iosif, Obeeyd,Meerub, Sadan,Jai, Kendra, Hasib, Ismail, Tazeen and Momina.
Firstly, we had the chabce to make bird boxes with Tim, the Forest Warden. After some nifty handiwork with hammers and nails we had to paint all of them. We will bring some back to school for our own area next week.
Then it was lunchtime on the bus to keep warm.
In the afternoon we played games and went exploring. We found a long cave, a giant cliff and a devil's grave along the way.
Today, Rudii, Taha, Adam, Koyel, Shayla, Matthew and Bilal, braved the elements for a fun day in the snow!
The last day for our smaller group was very exciting. When we got to Alderley Edge there was a smattering of snow. But it hid the mud and we were quickly getting cold. So plan B was to go back to the minibus and warm up then drive to Bollington to find some better snow and a hill to climb.
That was more like it! A great time was had by evryone scrambling about in the snow!!
This was the first day for Khadija, Matthew, Rudii, Shayla, Adam, Khalid, Taha, Inaya, Anabia, Sana and Bilal.
The weather was fine and warm for the time of year. We played games, made shelters then had hot chocolate. After tidying our site we went exploring and manged to climb, scramble and even go right in the scary cave.
It was very tiring but a lot of fun. Can't wait for next time!
This group is Ali, Mukarmah, Shanya, Asma, Abdullah, Omar, Teegan, Raza, Yaseen and May. Our first day was cold and wet but that didn't make much difference to our day.
We had to make a shelter first to keep our things dry but after that it was business as usual with games, hot chocolate and a long walk with climbing, scrambling, team work and some amazing views!
Luckily, today was the day after the storm so we were able to have our final day for this group.
Zain, Hafsah, Samara, Aiden, Aalaa, Mohammed,Corey, Imran,Bushra and A'Atika were a great team today.
After our introductions we played a game based on Rock, Paper, Scissors called Hunter, Mammoth, Mouse. It was hilarious!
After this we made some shelters with natural materials and we were impressed with each other's efforts.
After lunch it was hot chocolate, tidy up and a trip to the cave.
A long walk involved walking across fields, down streams, climbing up rocks and scrambling up steep slopes .
What a great team! Thankyou everyone!
Here are Ellie, Laila, Ayob, Suhail, Edward, Graceson, Kobie, Ayah, Syed, Abdulmeteen and Shna enjoying their second day in the forest. Omar joined us today as we had a space on the minibus. We were so lucky with the weather again as it was warm and dry all day.
A good day to learn some new knots, build shelters, discover the cave (scary!!) and climb some slopes. Well done to everyone for sticking at it on a tiring day. The most fun, however is the mud!! Everyone loves the mud (apart from Shna!)
18th September - Firas, Maddison, Dakota, Abdiqadar, Lewis, Matthew, Emile, Noor, Basmala, Hassan and Maab
We had a wonderful time exploring through the forest today. We found waterfall woods and had a lot of fun splashing around in the stream!
25th September - the sun is shining!!!
We had a great day today exploring and making some amazing swings!
Group 1 - Day 1 - 11th September - Leena, Bethany, Bobby, Suheil, Hassan, Musa, Michel, Zunaira, Aleeza, Layla, Edris
Well what a wet day to start our forest school experience with! We had so much fun though.