An urban school adopts local woodland to become a Forest School An inner city primary school has discovered that the countryside is not absolutely essential to becoming a Forest School. Highters Heath Primary School Birmingham has teamed up with the City’s Park Ranger Service to make use of a patch of woodland that has escaped the grasp of developers. Once a week, a park ranger leads small groups of children to the woods and shows them how to explore the world around them through play and problem solving. The rangers believe that all schools in urban areas are never far from a natural setting, whether it is a local park or an abandoned allotment. Highters Heath is also developing its own ‘forest’ by planting a copse and growing a hedge on its field.

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