Forest School / Biodiversity Day

All the classes enjoyed a day finding out about biodiversity within the school grounds on Monday 12th October.

Making gall ink (a type of ink that was used to sign the Magna Carta)

  Marshmallows around the camp fire.

  Completing a biodiversity audit.

We also learned about food chains and considered the effects off what happens when part of the food chain is no longer available (ie becomes extinct).



The Dreaded Mountain

Mountains are magnificent: the views are stunning.  The mountain range is important to us; I personally think that you should climb Mount Everest because it can help you keep mentally and physically fit!  

If you climb Everest, you have the outstanding opportunity to keep yourself healthy due to the exercise you will have to do. Although, some people think it’s dangerous to climb this majestic mountain, it can also be good for you and your health. Training for three to four hours a day can give you a bigger and better boost for climbing this monster as well as your general health 

Another reason that you should climb Everest is that you can push yourself to the limits and build up your strength. It doesn’t really matter how old you are because the youngest person to climb the mountain was a thirteen-year-old boy named Jordan Romero from America. The oldest person was an incredible eighty years old!  

You wont starve either because there are base camps. At the wonderful, cold camps you will be able to eat, drink and sleep until you set off again. Do you want a chance to climb the colossal mountain? It is not for the faint hearted as this challenge is immense.  

Something to think about…there are also avalanches, so watch out! Avalanches can be deadly! They are huge piles of snow that can topple you over and they often flatten everything in their way. These are something that mountaineers NEED to watch out for. The mountain climbers will also need to check the weather forecast before they set off again. The Himalayas are notorious for weather changes. One moment it can be the sunniest day, but the next moment storms are upon you. If you ignore the weather changes you could lose your life!  

Nepal people are very poor. People who climb Everest help Nepal’s local income of money as they receive money from the mountaineers as they help climbers achieve their dreams. In addition, they help by buying equipment and transport. This really helps the residents from Nepal and the country itself.  

We only have one world

I walked along the street and saw… 

A homeless man sitting in the doorway 

I turned a corner and then I heard…  

Children laughing as they play. 


I walked along the street and saw… 

Grey smoke polluting the skies 

I turned a corner and then I heard… 

A bee buzzing around the beautiful flowers. 


I walked along the street and saw… 

Plastic litter blowing in the wind  

I turned a corner and then I heard… 

The birds singing their beautiful song. 


I walked along the street and saw… 

My local park being demolished for houses 

I turned a corner and then I heard… 

The trees breathing and swaying in the wind. 


Nature Poem

Who knows what the buzzard sees as it swoops through the choking air with factory after factory polluting the atmosphere which seems unfair. 

Who knows what the buzzard sees searching for prey amongst lots of litter. Selfish, irresponsible and rude acts by human beings who must be bitter.  

Who knows what the buzzard sees amongst the litter free trees. The blue sky now pollution free.  


Mountain Adventure

The mountain was as tall as a giant it was too colossal and very scary to climb. The ice was like lots of clear glass shattering as it falls and the ice shard were too sharp to touch. The rocks were like iron because they were strong and tough, they were everywhere on the mountain it was laborious to climb. The beast looked lager every step you took and every time I think I should go down. Every second rocks of iron and boulders were falling down the mountain they were terrified. The explores finally made it to the top of the mountain and shouted we have made it.  

Buzzard poem

Who knows what the buzzard sees

as it swoops through the choking air with 

factory after factory polluting the atmosphere, 

which seems so unfair!    

Who knows what the buzzard sees

searching for prey amongst lots of litter.


irresponsible and

rude acts

by human beings who must be bitter. 

Polar Bears

Who knows that the polar bears die every day looking for another way! 

Who knows that they jump from bridge to bridge running away from troublesome humans! 

Who knows that they are swallowed up by the deep dark sea just wanting to be free! 

Who knows that polar bears get hunted by the menacing people as they hunt and never stop! 

Who knows that polar bears suffer as they run towards there doom and never come back! 

Who knows that polar bears will come extinct if we don’t act now!