Forest School Makeover!

As you may know, Thorn Grove is slowly but surely developing a Forest School. I have almost completed my Forest School Leader training and have been working hard to redevelop some of our Forest School areas. Back in the Spring term, I reached out to a local tree surgery and woodland management company, Kraken Tree Care, to find out if they had any logs or tree stumps we could have to use as seating in our fire circle as it was looking a little bit tired!


They responded very promptly and, once we had made arrangements, Oli dropped off 30 log pieces for us to use, completely free of charge!

The existing sleepers are now used as a barrier between the seating and the inner fire circle, to help children understand the out-of-bounds space. After a couple of hours of shifting and manoeuvring the logs onto the field, I can safely say that we have a rather charming new fire circle space with enough spaces to seat a full class of 30. I am looking forward to lighting a few fires and enjoying some toasted marshmallows!


A huge thank you to Oli and the team at Kraken Tree Care. Please take a look at their website if you require any tree surgery or woodland management services!

Miss Freebairn

Thorn Grove Primary School
Woodstock Avenue
Cheadle Hulme

Tel: 0161 485 1177