Forest School

At Nunney First School we believe that outdoor education is very important and compliments our indoor classroom teaching.

Each class in the school takes part in a Forest School session every week.  Whatever the weather, the children are using the outdoor classroom!

We are fortunate to have Forest School leader Debra Poole to lead these sessions alongside staff.  Sessions are linked to the foundation and core subjects to enhance and deepen the children’s learning.


Our Mucky Pups gardening club encourages children to be sustainable. We make our own compost, have our own wormery, source locally and recycle wherever possible. The children grow fruit, salad and vegetables which they enjoy eating, and are encouraged to grow flowers to attract wildlife into their gardens. They get dirty and love it, and learn to marvel at the miracle that is a tiny seed becoming something delicious to eat or a beautiful flower.

As well as the large polytunnel, there is a sensory garden, a Castle Flower Display, raised outdoor beds and a wonderful Wildlife Pond which was opened by Simon King in September 2015 – all in the school grounds.