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Welcome to the

St. Michael's Forest School web page! 

In 2015, Steventon Parish Council generously granted the school permission to create a Forest School within the Steventon Copse, where the children could play, learn and grow. 


Steventon Copse is a beautiful place.



Forest School in the Autumn with a carpet of golden leaves.

Forest School is Fun! 

We love learning and playing outdoors.


Forest School is a specialised learning approach that offers all learners regular opportunities to gain confidence and self-esteem through hands-on experiences in an outdoor setting. 

Forest School is good for us!

We love trying new things and feeling good about ourselves and our world.


As well as having fun, we learn to be creative, active learners. We do things that help us to respect and understand our natural world. We learn how to look after of ourselves, each other and the environment. 


St. Michael's Forest School Winter Term News:



Year 1 Forest School resumes 18th January 2019.

We are all very excited to get Year 1 Forest School back on track again. Volunteers for the first week are all lined up but we could use some help for February and March. See Ms. Jaeger if you would like to bundle up and have some fun in the forest with Year 1.

(Please see below for Year 1 Forest School information and photo gallery.)


Forest School on site? Yes!

St. Michael's is creating an outdoor space on the school playfield! It will include a wildlife study area, an adventure playground, mud kitchen and a storytelling/campfire circle. This area will be used for weekly Early Years Forest School sessions, but will also provide outdoor education opportunities for the whole school.


In addition, the space will feature the long awaited Serenity Garden, in memorial to Claire Machin. It is a quiet space where children throughout the school can go for reflection and peace. 


So far some trees have been planted and a few features installed. Thanks to all the work party volunteers that helped to get it started, and to the SSA for helping to organise it. Please see below for photos from the very successful work party morning.  


Children planting trees! 

As time (and weather) permits, each class will have the opportunity to plant some trees or create willow hurdles to enhance our new on-site Forest School. Some have already gone in but there are more than 100 coming from the Woodland Trust in March! So bring in your wellies!


Willow Class planting a willow tree! (Also an apple tree, and a hazel.)

Rowan children bringing supplies to plant a Rowan tree.

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New Forest School Work Party

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Maple Class (Year 1) Forest School

at Steventon Copse

Forest School is on Friday morning or afternoon, depending on the group. Please click on the document below to see when your child is scheduled. A sign-up sheet for Winter term volunteers has been sent home in book bags. A big thanks to all who have helped so far, it is greatly appreciated.


 The new groups' schedule and the Forest School Pamphlet can be downloaded below as well.


If you would like to be a parent volunteer and join us at Forest School on one or more Fridays.

Please contact the office or talk to Ms. Jaeger after school.

See the Forest School gallery below for some of the photos from Forest School.