Our Autumn Term Woodland sessions on the Ledston Estate near Leeds resumed this week. With use of the Education Centre for hand washing and an outside classroom in the garden for discussion and lunch, before heading into the woods, one of the teachers commented that the children were probably safer here than they were at school.

The children were fully engaged throughout each activity. The information, vocabulary and learning activities all related to our Year 4 expectations. The visit was run to a good time scale and followed Covid-19 guidelines; making all children and staff feel safe at all times.”

Outdoor classroom awaiting the children

We believe that the benefits for the children’s mental and physical health and well-being, outweigh the potential risks and the sessions will also assist with several levers of the Recovery Curriculum.

The Ledston Education Centre has toilets and hand wash facilities and additional cleaning measures will be put in place.  We will work with schools to match their approach with regards to risk assessments and procedures. 

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