Year 3 children at St Peter’s Junior School in Ruddington have recently enjoyed a themed Stone Age Day.
Pupils took part in lots of exciting outdoor challenges. These included tool making, cave painting, gutting fish and cooking on a campfire.
The children have also taken part in many other outdoor activities this year as part of the St Peter’s Forest School program, which encourages children to take risks, make choices and initiate learning for themselves.
It offers children opportunities to achieve, develop confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem, through hands-on experiences in a woodland environment.
St Peter’s head teacher, John Mapperley, said: “There are many, many very good reasons to take learning outdoors, but perhaps the best is that we know from both research and personal experience that being outside simply makes us feel great. How we feel affects how well we learn and how well we work with others.”