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This Week at Forest School – Coombe Dingle (W/C 10th June 2019)

Hello Everyone!

Well, what a change in the weather this week. We had to cancel Daring Dads on Saturday due to adverse weather conditions – which was such a shame, as I was really looking forward to all the adventures we were going to have. We are trying hard to reschedule but it will not be for a few months I’m afraid. We will let everyone who was booked to attend know as soon as we have a firm date in place.

Our babies did manage to get to Forest School, and met a very hungry caterpillar!

Here we see a very hungry caterpillar eating through 3 pears…Mmmmmmmm!


And here is that very same caterpillar eating lots and lots of yummy things.

 Jigs is enjoying the story very much! Especially when the caterpillar spins a cocoon.

I think that there is something inside the cocoon!

 Oh my goodness there IS something inside…….wait until I pull it out then we will see what it is!










Wow…….It was a pair of butterfly wings..Don’t they look lovely..I wish I could fly with them!


Ah well, I will just through a few sticks into the river instead. It is one of my favourite things to do.

All gone!

Time for a song then back to Red Bus for lunch…”We’ve had fun at Forest School but now it’s time to go.”

So…how are you all getting on with our “30 Days Wild” challenge?  It has not really been the best weather but our trees and plants are loving it. Please remember to send us some photos!  Here are some of our staff and children getting out and about and having fun in the great outdoors.

Here our some of our staff’s children, who have been getting involved with some tree climbing, mud painting and river exploring!

Alice went hiking in the Brecon Beacons, where she spotted some wild ponies.

And here is one of our babies, collecting leaves in the rain at Blaise Estate! The chance to get out in nature is never too far away.

Here is our display in the entrance hall, filled with lots of ideas and activities for you all to take part in. Don’t forget to send all your pictures to

Bye for now,

Judi and the Coombe Dingle Forest School Team