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Forest and sea schools holiday fun for Torbay families

Children with their journey sticks they made during a forest school session
Children with their journey sticks they made during a forest school session
Children with their journey sticks they made during a forest school session

Over the summer holidays Louise Loram and Steph Musselwhite from South West Family Values have been rolling out forest and sea school sessions for some of the families they support from Sacred Heart, St Marychurch, Shiphay and Priory primary schools.

Sessions have encouraged families to access and explore the local natural environments around Torbay and encouraged children to take supervised risks.

These sessions provided children with new opportunities, to learn new skills and, most importantly, how to look after our local marine, wildlife and natural environments.

One of the topics that Louise focuses on during sea school is about the impact plastic has upon our marine life and environments. During these sessions children are encouraged to reflect upon their own use of plastic and the impact this can have upon marine life.

Children with their journey sticks they made during a Forest School session.  Children learning about the impact of plastic using a story book about a turtle eating plastic
Children learning about the impact of plastic using a story book about a turtle eating plastic

On behalf of the families who have accessed these sessions, Louise and Steph would like to thank Roslin Hall Endowment House Torquay charity for providing funding for the second year running to enable these sessions to run over the summer.

If you would like further information or would like to inquire about how your school can access this provision, please contact Louise at louise@southwestfamilyvalues.org.uk or go to www.southwestfamilyvalues.org.uk