Spring Forest

New Forest School Offers Opportunities for All

Springfield Community Primary School is delighted to announce the opening of Spring Forest, its new Forest School on 23 September.  Spring Forest was officially opened by Mayor of Burnley Councillor Cosima Towneley.

Headteacher Mrs Samaira Nasim explained the benefits for children: “A Forest School is a child-centred learning process.  Regular sessions of play, exploration and supported risk-taking in a natural outdoor setting get children active and learning.  Hands-on experience helps individual pupils to develop team working skills, improve their confidence and enables self-led learning of important life lessons.  All pupils will have more choice to initiate and drive their own learning and development, and to experience success on a regular basis.”

The school is passionate about the environment and hosting community events led by a range of experts for its “Challenges for Change” will encourage community action on hot topics like conservation, climate change and recycling.   Shelagh Gulgec, Secretary for Incredible Edible Burnley, said, “We are looking forward to sharing our knowledge with local people.  There is a pride and satisfaction in growing your own vegetables – and home-grown tastes better too!”

Mayor of Burnley Councillor Cosima Towneley added, “It is good news that the community will be able to enjoy activities in a new relaxed, outdoor environment.  Learning about growing your own vegetables, planting trees and recycling will also help people to manage as money gets tighter.”

After planting a tree to be enjoyed by future generations in Spring Forest, Mayor Cosima Towneley continued, “Spring Forest fosters the development of a life-long relationship between people and the natural world.  This encourages them to respect and care for nature which has a long-term positive effect on our planet.  Planting the tree today was symbolic but it is also important:  Trees help against climate change – They absorb carbon dioxide and add oxygen to the air around us.  They also play an invaluable role in our ecosystems – providing home to wildlife and protecting soil and water systems.

I would encourage more people to plant trees and increase the tree population in Burnley.”

Peter Thorne, a member of Trees for Burnley, planted a pine tree.  The oak and the pine are regarded as the mother and father of trees.

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Apr
22
Mon
3:15 pm Choir Rehearsal
Choir Rehearsal
Apr 22 @ 3:15 pm – 3:55 pm
Choir Rehearsal
from Monday 11 September and then every week to the end of the academic year [excluding holidays]
3:15 pm Y1 & Y2 Football Club
Y1 & Y2 Football Club
Apr 22 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Y1 & Y2 Football Club
from Monday 22 April and then every week until Monday 20 May
Apr
23
Tue
all-day Summer Term Swimming
Summer Term Swimming
Apr 23 all-day
Summer Term Swimming
Year 3 will be swimming this term starting on Tuesday 16 April and every Tuesday thereafter until Tuesday 02 July
9:00 am Paralympic World Champion
Paralympic World Champion
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Paralympic World Champion
will be visiting Springfield on the morning of Tuesday 23 April, this will be a fantastic day and includes fundraising – sponsor forms were sent home before Easter – a big THANK YOU for all your support
Apr
24
Wed
8:35 am Parent/Carer Stay & Read Sessions
Parent/Carer Stay & Read Sessions
Apr 24 @ 8:35 am – 9:00 am
Parent/Carer Stay & Read Sessions
starting Wednesday 17 January from 8.35am to 9.00am in the classroom and weekly thereafter
4:00 pm Football Match
Football Match
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Football Match
on Wednesday 24 April a group of children will represent Springfield against Wellfield Primary at The Prairie Sports Village
Apr
25
Thu
3:30 pm PASTA Family Club
PASTA Family Club
Apr 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
PASTA Family Club
from Thursday 25 April and then every week until Thursday 23 May
Apr
26
Fri
3:15 pm Y4 Y5 & Y6 Dodgeball Club
Y4 Y5 & Y6 Dodgeball Club
Apr 26 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Y4 Y5 & Y6 Dodgeball Club
from Friday 26 April and then every week until Friday 24 May
Apr
29
Mon
3:15 pm Choir Rehearsal
Choir Rehearsal
Apr 29 @ 3:15 pm – 3:55 pm
Choir Rehearsal
from Monday 11 September and then every week to the end of the academic year [excluding holidays]

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Oxford Road, Burnley BB11 3HP

Tel: 01282 437277

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