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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Dec
8
Thu
all-day Christmas Jumper Day
Christmas Jumper Day
Dec 8 all-day
Christmas Jumper Day
All the children can come to school today wearing their Christmas Jumpers
all-day Ho! Ho! Ho! – Christmas Lunch
Ho! Ho! Ho! – Christmas Lunch
Dec 8 all-day
Ho! Ho! Ho! – Christmas Lunch
will be served on Thursday 08 December. The whole school will be catered for so, no packed lunches needed today and there will be no charge for those who normally pay!
3:15 pm Y3 & Y4 Basketball Club
Y3 & Y4 Basketball Club
Dec 8 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Y3 & Y4 Basketball Club
from Thursday 03 November and then every week until Thursday 15 December
Dec
9
Fri
3:15 pm Y5 & Y6 Football Practice
Y5 & Y6 Football Practice
Dec 9 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Y5 & Y6 Football Practice
from Friday 04 November and then every week until Friday 09 December
6:45 pm Christmas Concert
Christmas Concert
Dec 9 @ 6:45 pm
Christmas Concert
on Friday 09 December the choir will be performing at St Catherine’s Church Christmas concert starting at 6.45pm to 8.15pm or, if staying to the end to 9.15pm
Dec
12
Mon
1:30 pm Carol Service
Carol Service
Dec 12 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Carol Service
on Monday 12 December Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 will be attending St Stephen’s Church from 1.30pm to 2.30pm and all parents/carers, grandparents and friends are invited to join us
3:15 pm Y5 & Y6 Cricket Club
Y5 & Y6 Cricket Club
Dec 12 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Y5 & Y6 Cricket Club
from Wednesday 02 November and then every week until Wednesday 14 December

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Oxford Road, Burnley BB11 3HP

Tel: 01282 437277

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