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A woodland adventure!

Children from Frogs class at Pilgrim Academy ventured to Bradley Woods to search for Stick Man.

The children have been learning about Stick Man by Julia Donaldson who has written classics such as The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom. They have also been learning about the life cycle of a tree, why trees are important in our environment, what trees produce and how we need to protect our woodlands in order to sustain future life.

The children were tasked in finding items in the woodlands to build their very own Stick Man from natures treasures.

They encountered obstacles such as fallen trees, big puddles and some muddy paths, which did not deter the children.

We at Pilgrim Academy are very keen to encourage the children in the reception class to explore the outside world and have adventures in our local woodlands, so it was a great trip for everyone.

Early Years Leader, Julia Somerscales said: “The children had such a wonderful time. We wanted to get them outside in nature and encourage them to get their hands and wellies in the mud, leaves and puddles to explore what’s right on our doorstep. We are all custodians of the planet and we need to learn about nature and how it sustains us so we can appreciate the importance of looking after it.”

Teaching Assistant, Emma King added: “It was a great opportunity to get into the fresh air and explore the woodland and wildlife. We are so lucky to be able to use Lincolnshire Gateway Trust minibuses for us all to engage in these experiences.”

Imogen (4) said: “I had so much fun splashing in the puddles. I lost my welly in the mud!”

Frankey (4) added: “We had fun making Stick Man and finding the real Family Tree from the story.”

Macie (5) said “I found a stick that already looked like Stick Man with arms and legs.”