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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

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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” 
(Blackwell, c1988-2020)

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”
(David Attenborough)

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Download a copy of our Fauna and Flora brochure to find out more about the wildlife on this site.

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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.

Our Sustainable Woodland Action Plan

This plan outlines the proposed actions for looking after the woodland area that Canopy Forest School will occupy.

Our 3 Year Sustainable Woodland Management

This three-year sustainable woodland management plan for the Forest School site  has been created from the ecological impact assessment and the  sustainable woodland management plan.

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