A Forest School ethos informs the outdoor teaching at Maes Y Llan Community Primary School, Wrexham and the way the grounds have been developed reflect this. Forest School leaders from the local council worked with pupils to come up with ideas for the development of the site.
The school uses its varied outdoor spaces for learning as well as a wide range of after school activities. The grounds include a range of habitats for regular outdoor classes and teachers have developed an imaginative curriculum involving play and creativity. After school activities include gardening and den building clubs as well as team sports. Parents and children take part in making dens and looking after the growing beds.
The 21st Century Schools and Education Programme is a unique collaboration between the Welsh Government (WG), the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and local authorities.
It is a major, long-term and strategic capital investment programme with the aim of creating a generation of 21st century schools in Wales. The programme will focus resources on the right schools in the right places, for early years through to post-16.