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12/08/20

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GROW@FHS

A quick morning visit to try and do some weed management. Problems: - strimmer wire kept breaking - hot - hot - hot Did get some carpet down over the thistles on right after hoeing. Also dug up some potatoes for . Forgot pictures. Too . 😓😓😓🥵🥵🥵 https://t.co/kZ4Vqe2Bfd

30/07/20

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Burnt Mill Performing Arts

Join Summer Holiday Bandcamp and register https://t.co/5yjVK9663g

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24/07/20

Every Year 7 student joining a in September is being gifted a reading book. A dedicated transition lead has been appointed for the first time to help new starters to settle into Forest Hall School during the Coronavirus crisis. https://t.co/9kUiUlaztq https://t.co/cg3KFmdIZZ

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23/07/20

Young citizens are learning how to take care of the world around them. Forest Hall School has devoted a week to raising awareness around waste management, climate change and recycling. https://t.co/Of9rd8sX8K https://t.co/ySApDX6YGH

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22/07/20

Determined young people have continued to study, despite completing their examination courses months ago. Year 10 and 11 students at Forest Hall School saw their GCSE exams cancelled this summer. https://t.co/8NrRHZKONC https://t.co/Gq30PRO3tl

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17/07/20

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GROW@FHS

Here's a little thank you to those who supported us in this mad 2020. - tree surgeons for woodchip in January parents for gardening in the rain in February - for the plants in March The students! for your ideas! https://t.co/CeoOkhjGmL

16/07/20

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Alison Squibb

Brilliant dog themed cake. It looks great! Well done Ollie and Leo and everyone else!

16/07/20

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Freddie's Kitchen

🎉🎉 We are SO happy 🎉🎉 https://t.co/2Xh08xS3wX

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15/07/20

A massive well done to our students for their entries this week. Ollie and Leo’s entry has stolen the show! Simply exceptional, well done to both of you! https://t.co/Xp0XTXaID9

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15/07/20

It is not only young people a school has watched grow during lockdown. students designed a garden for the community as part of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Campaign for School Gardening project The Green Plan It Challenge. https://t.co/MltTeoAPxi https://t.co/7L9xWDqE0d

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15/07/20

Forest Hall School has received the Teach Well School Gold Award: Corona Virus Pandemic for taking care of the physical and mental health of staff during the virus outbreak. https://t.co/zubzbgvhkS https://t.co/inx9roBdPg

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12/07/20

As we come to the end our eco week, it is important to keep looking after our world. Well done to everyone who took part and please continue the exceptional work. The winner of the eco food challenge is..... https://t.co/K6bbt48kfn

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10/07/20

It’s the last day of our eco week & we are going to finish on a high! Tonight between 8pm-9pm it’s our FHS Earth Hour. Please get involved, go for a walk, write a story or spend some time meditating. A big thank you to Ms Power & her Eco Team for organising this. https://t.co/2r2yjBLN5i

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09/07/20

Well done to Maddison, our Year 6 exceptional learner for this week. Miss McCormack, our food technology teacher, can’t wait to meet you! Well done! https://t.co/9331gwVmfB

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08/07/20

Well done Luke. You have really embraced learning at home and tried a range of different activities. Keep up the great work! https://t.co/fuGGI4SFXl

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08/07/20

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Russell Findlay

Thank you to every teacher who has made work so well online this term ... https://t.co/GKWthm0itP

08/07/20

Thank you to those parents/carers who have responded to our travel survey. There is still time to respond and your response will help us plan the reopening of FHS to all students in September. https://t.co/gMPmCyaIeU

07/07/20

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Speakers Trust

We look forward to hearing speeches tonight from for Digital Final 7! Still time to register https://t.co/e4tcgmjGCd Good luck to all!

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07/07/20

Well done Rose. Exceptional art work on show here! Mrs Whitehead was thrilled to see your new skills in action. https://t.co/5Uq5SzRk1n

07/07/20

*We are recruiting for September 2020* https://t.co/e3vPXCKbPA

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Unique ways to achieve Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Unique ways to achieve Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Posted: 14th May 2020

A national award which encourages young people to explore the outdoors is being launched – during lockdown.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award pushes young people out of their comfort zone and gives a chance to enjoy the outdoors, build resilience and understand the importance of teamwork.

Despite the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown, Forest Hall School is giving students an opportunity to start working towards the Bronze Award.

Year 9 and 10 students keen to take part have met virtually with the award’s field officer via video call to learn more about the initiative.

The meeting also gave the group an opportunity to come up with alternative ways to meet the physical, skills and voluntary aspects of the award.

Students are taking on tasks such as making wallets, strength training, beekeeping and touch-typing.

Sarah Power, enrichment lead at Forest Hall, said: “We had already been discussing launching the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award before the school closures came, but were keen to still get it started. We held our first meeting via video call giving students an opportunity to find out more and to ask questions, just like we would have done if we were at school.

“We want some normality for our children. This is a perfect time to start something which will be a fantastic achievement for them. We want them to learn new skills, have new experiences and do something different in their day. This award pushes them to do something they would not normally do. Yes, they are completing schoolwork at home, but they can also achieve a nationally recognised award at the same time.

“The fact our students are willing to do this at home shows how great our young people are.”

Students will provide evidence of their work during lockdown with written statements, photos and videos to qualify for the award.

The award culminates in an expedition, which will be completed once restrictions are lifted.

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