Open Day 2017 – Busy & Buzzy!

Forest School welcomed almost 2,000 visitors to the recent Open Day. Families perused and participated in the numerous displays and activities designed to allow mums, dads and prospective pupils to experience the vast range of learning and extra-curricular opportunities available at Forest.

Across the 50-acre site, parents and children went ‘to school’ to see for themselves how enjoyable the Forest experience can be.  Science experiments and dissections, laser cutting, cooking and tasting pupils’ culinary delights, Warhammer battles, cricket masterclasses with ex-England cricketer James Foster, flying helicopters (fortunately of the model variety for the moment!), and solving Maths challenges, all contributed to an enjoyable Saturday morning.

As weekends are so often times to appreciate the Arts and sport, pupils and adults were not disappointed. Forest’s facilities showed-off pupils’ developing talents in organised football tournaments, mixed hockey matches on the full-sized astroturf pitch, closely-fought netball matches, and keep-fit and dance displays. The School’s Big Band and Soul Band invoked much toe-tapping from their audiences and the Music Department made certain all were catered for as the Chamber Orchestra and Chapel Choir impressed their listeners.

Saturday may have been a fully-packed day for visiting parents and their children, but it wasn’t an unusual day for a Forest pupil. If you visited us on Saturday, thank you for making the day a special one and we hope to see you again soon!