St Mary's RC Primary School

Full of grace, we grow and learn together

Roman Road, Heaton Norris, Stockport, SK4 1RF

0161 480 5319

It was Group 2's turn to make clay faces. They used perseverance to mould  the clay, which was very hard, and they improvised with various tools to create some wonderful pieces.

Group 1 let their creative talents flow making clay monster faces. 

Group 2 enjoyed the sun shine today. They made fires and had marshmallows.

Group 1 year 3/4 successfully and very safely made fires this week. They listened carefully and followed the instructions very well.

Group 2 year 3/4  displayed some excellent communication and teamwork today. They developed empathy by thinking in a positive way about their classmates.

st mary's Forest School


Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth.

It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.

It is a long-term programme that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.

The process helps and facilitates more than knowledge-gathering, it helps learners develop socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and intellectually. It creates a safe, non-judgemental nurturing environment for learners to try stuff out and take risks.

Forest School inspires a deep and meaningful connection to the world and an understanding of how a learner fits within it. Our approach to risk means that learners constantly expand on their abilities by solving real-world issues, building self-belief and resilience.

We believe that risk is more than just potential for physical harm; there are risks in everything we do and we grow by overcoming them.

Forest School, therefore, helps participants to become healthy, resilient, creative and independent learners.

At St Mary's our forest school sessions are led by Mrs Monteith and Mrs Vaughn-Aimson.



Year 3/4 group 1 worked together making friendship bracelets and explored the Forest School area. Great to have everyone back at school.

The children who have been in school in year 3/4 have been learning to use tools safely. They made a lovely rainbow ornament using wood.