Gold Award from the Woodland Trust for Pre-Prep Department of The Oratory Preparatory School

Gold Award from the Woodland Trust for Pre-Prep Department of The Oratory Preparatory School

The Pre-Prep Department has been awarded the Green Tree Schools Gold Award by the Woodland Trust. It’s the first year that the school has participated in the Green Tree Schools initiative, which has seen more than 12,000 schools sign up since 2008, and is a fantastic result. The children have been involved in green activities including planting of trees, donated by the Woodland Trust, one was planted for every child in the Pre-Prep.

Lizzie Johnson and Jo Jones, Forest School leaders at the school said, “We are delighted to receive this award. The children have worked hard this year and become enthusiastic creative learners through this inspiring approach to learning. In Forest School the children also take part in outdoor activities including bug hunting, identifying leaves and toasting marshmallows on the campfire.”

Next the chilldren want to work towards the platinum level of the Green Tree Schools Award scheme. Headmaster, Rob Stewart, said he is keen to expand the Forest School offering next year across the whole of the Prep school.  

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