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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

Forest Hall School Retweeted
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

Forest Hall School Retweeted
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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Students cultivate garden in lockdown

Students cultivate garden in lockdown

Posted: 15th July 2020

It is not only young people a school has watched grow during lockdown.

Students at Forest Hall School designed a garden for the community as part of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Campaign for School Gardening project The Green Plan It Challenge.

In March, families gave up their time to help to bring the design to life within the school grounds, clearing an overgrown area ready for planting.

Work has continued during lockdown, with students attending school taking the opportunity to develop their gardening skills.

Daniel Ricketts, gardening club leader, said: “The school garden has continued to grow, even during the partial closure, with students being offered the opportunity each week to develop their skills and enjoy the outdoor space at school.

“Students have worked incredibly hard in painting fences, setting down paths, making raised beds, upcycling wooden pallets to make benches and tool stands, all while learning how to use a range of tools such as saws, files and cordless drills. Students have relished the chance to do something different and show off many hidden skills.

“The most exciting part was seeing students who already had skills with these tools teaching others how to use them. That is what the project is all about!”

The project was given £500 by the Ernest Cook Trust to buy welly boots and waterproof clothing for outdoor work, £500 from Stansted Parish Council to buy materials for the garden and £200 from Forest Hall School PTA. The Royal Horticultural Society also contributed up to £1,500.

Staff at the school have been taking in garden waste from home to add to the compost and donated unwanted gardening items.

Follow the team’s progress on Twitter @fhs_garden

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