Forest School & Outdoor Learning


Forest School


'Forest Schools is an inspirational process that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self esteem, through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees'


At Abbott we strongly believe in the benefits of Forest School and the positive effects that regular time in the outdoors can have on the development and growth of our children. Our Forest School curriculum is made up of regular, active and exciting planned sessions that take place in our own purpose built Forest School site. Children of all ages are given the opportunity to explore, investigate and probelm solve within a natural setting, encouraging them to become considerate, individual and independant learners. 


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Outdoor Learning


As a school, we are committed to learning about and exploring the world around us and our local environment. Some of the events that we have proudly been involved in are:

  • Forest Garden Planting Day – The whole school got involved in the planting of our school Forest Garden, with the help of the Manchester Environmental Education Network and Red Rose Forest we planted lots of trees, bushes, plants and vegetables!
  • “Carbon Classroom” at the Arndale Centre – Our Eco-Council took part in the Carbon Classroom project. Working with a number of other local schools the children worked hard to increase Carbon Literacy amongst the public by running fun activities, quizzes and games!
  • Litter Picking Day –The foundation stage took part in a class wide litter pick in order to keep our school looking great! The children really enjoyed using the littler pickers and felt so proud of themselves after all their hard work.
  • Textiles Recycling Day – The whole school, along with our fantastic parents and carers helped to raise much needed school funds by collecting in all our old materials like, clothes, bedding, curtains. We sent them away to the Ecokids organisation and received some money in return. This went towards buying our new school stage!

We also love our gardening sessions! Every week a group of children from each class from Nursery to Year 6 have the opportunity to work with Sarah Taylor who is an Environmental Educator & Horticultural Trainer. Sarah is helping us to develop our school grounds and is teaching us about caring for plants and wildlife and about the benefits we can get from healthy, natural living! 

See the progress reports in the link below to find out what our green fingered children have been up to! 

Contact the School

Abbott Community Primary School

Livesey St,
M40 7PR

Main Contact: Zarina Aliouche - School Business Manager

Tel: 0161 834 9529
Fax: 0161 839 4355

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