New Forest Visit
Over the course of a week, Year 5 visited the beautiful and tranquil New Forest in order to discover what makes it so special. Each class visited the New Forest Heritage Centre where they learnt about the history of the forest and explored some of the wonders of this special museum.
Whilst walking through Bolderwood, the children were asked to identify examples of human impact and to think carefully about how we can encourage and support people to visit the forest, without ruining the natural beauty of it.
They also got to experience the Verderer’s Court which plays an important role in mainatining the New Forest as one of few unspoilt National Parks in the UK.
New Forest National Park Authority Visit
As a part of our geography focus on the New Forest, we were delighted to welcome Sue Palma and her team from the New Forest National Park Authority. They explained in detail how the New Forest is very unique as a habitat as it contains heathland, coast and wetland. We learned about the wildlife that lives in these habitats and some of the threats they are currently exposed to. In particular, we explored the human impact of people visiting the New Forest.