Welly Days at Brooke

“Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the stars and the mountains above. Let them look at the waters and the trees and flowers on Earth. Then they will begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education.” David Polis

Some schools see Forest School as a modern, innovative educational approach. At Brooke, it has been at the heart of our learning since the school’s inception. Quite simply put…it is Brooke Priory. Each ‘Welly Day’, children from Nursery to Form VI descend on the school’s original rural site to take part in stimulating, engaging and hands-on activities. Through orienteering, den building, wood carving, pond-dipping, wild art and so much more, the pupils develop their physical, personal, social and emotional skills, including:

• Independence
• Self-discovery
• Confidence
• Communication skills
• Problem solving
• Teamwork
• Imagination

Our original site at Brooke offers us a wealth of opportunities for outdoor study. The Priory is a rural satellite and we use it whenever we can with the children enjoying at least one full day based at Brooke per term.

Welly Days at Brooke Priory