As part of our 'A Year in The New Forest' topic, we had talks from Education Officers who work in the New Forest National Park, informing us about threats faced by the forest such as speeding vehicles, littering and tourism. We also learnt about seasonal events which occur in the forest each year such as pannage, horse sales and The New Forest Show.
Year 3/4 also spent a day at the Beaulieu Estate, taking part in a Countryside Day for Schools. This was a unique opportunity for pupils to learn about a traditional countryside estate and its place within the community now and in the past. The woodland setting provided an inspiring and effective learning experience, enabling pupils to learn about food production and countryside management. We learnt about the roles of those working on the estate, with demonstrations in tree cutting, bee keeping and animal management. Children also visited Cobb Cottage to discover forest living in the past, linking their visit to our Tudor topic from earlier this year.