Foundation grant enables children at Wooburn Green Primary School to enjoy the great outdoors!

Posted on the 26th June 2019

These lovely thank you letters have been received from children at Wooburn Green Primary School for the grant of £4,953 the Paradigm Foundation provided for their Forest School initiative.

The Forest School initiative allows the children to develop their knowledge of nature and the outdoors. Through this programme children learn in a unique and fascinating setting and develop questioning skills, teamwork and respect for the environment that will be invaluable in their later lives.

The money has helped towards training two members of staff as Level 3 Forest School leaders which has enabled them to expand the programme.

A second project is having an external sports coaching specialist working with each class regularly to introduce children to a variety of new sports. Increasingly tight school budgets means that without external funding the school cannot continue to provde these projects.

Many of the students come from relatively under-privileged backgrounds (with 34% classified as ‘disadvantaged’) and would not otherwise have these opportunities.

These outdoor education programmes encourage their interest in the natural environment and develop their confidence in sports and exercise.

Bursar Fiona Slater said; “Thank you very much for the grant money from the Paradigm Foundation. The school community is very grateful for this contribution towards our outdoor education programme and you can be assured the money will be put to good use.

A selection of our Year 6 children have written to express their thanks for your valued support.”

Read the letters below from George, Abi and Sophie to find out how they got on at Forest School…

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