All children at Harlow Green take part in Stick Safety Training when they begin their journey into our Forest School. Natural resources are a fundamental part of our Outdoor Learning experience but it is important that the children know how to move these items safely.
We begin by looking at what kind of accidents could happen when carrying sticks and branches and how our behaviour can influence outcomes. The children then experiment carrying a variety of sticks and branches and give feedback to each other. Then they gradually work out the safest way to move things from A to B.
Once they have decided, they practice as a whole class, walking in large circles so that they can assess each other as they move.
As children move up through school they then mentor each other in safe practice, helping each new generation to enjoy our Forest School safely.