Our Forest School Site at
Merdon Junior School
Connection, Growth, Exploration,
Our Forest School site is situated in the grounds of Merdon Junior School in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire.
The site is made up of mostly Yew, Holly, Hazel and oak trees and part of the Forest School role is to promote and teach sustainable woodland management to the children.
Maps of the Site
The Fauna and Flora of this site
Learning about the wildlife that inhabits the eco-system of our Forest School site is an important aspect of our teaching and learning. The participant’s interactions and relationship with a woodland space will be the corner stone for all of the work, learning, play and self-development which will take place.
"The ethos and principles of
Forest Schools are rooted
in human beings’ close
association with nature”
The powerful connections we make with our environment is known as "Environmental Identity".
At Canopy Forest School we learn to identify and learn the key characteristics of our woodland ecosystem. We also learn how to make positive, long term impacts which will support the health of the site.
“No one will protect what
they don’t care about;
and no one will care about
what they have never experienced”
Download a copy of our Fauna and Flora brochure to find out more about the wildlife on this site.
Download a copy of this broacher to find out about poisonous plants found in the grounds
Our Ecological Impact Report
This report is a formal system which identifies and creates an inventory of all the flora and fauna that exist in the area, the topography , substratum, site history/antiquity, site ownership, management and protection.
This process evaluates the factors which will support and enhance our interactions with this space.