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Almost our final newsletter…

Hi... I thought I'd give you an update on what’s happening in school at the moment, the things taking place over the summer and also a headline on some changes for September.  My video explains it all, but I thought I’d give an overview here too. The school value this half-term is that of being ambitious.  Sometimes it really [...]

Playing in the Willow…

We know the Willow has a bit of growing to do before the houses, tunnel and discovery wall are complete. However, we couldn't resist taking the children up to the Forest Village today to show them. We are so glad that we did. The children were so excited about the new structures and it filled us with so much joy [...]

Willow structures…

I wonder what the children will think of the willow structures that started to get woven together yesterday, up in the Forest Village? Thanks to Holly, Ted, Mandy, Mark and Pete for spending time in the cold, up behind Stepping Stones. The whole place is coming along beautifully! :-)

Stepping Stones off to a ZooOooMing start…

Hello and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR to all! One week in and we have all been having a great time at Stepping Stones already. It has been lovely to come back and welcome some new faces. With that in mind, it seems like a good time to remind you that after Christmas we start to get a lot busier. [...]


Last Friday we stood at the Stepping Stones class window and watched the tractor deliver and dump 8 tonne of wood bark to the Forest Village (thank you Travis Perkins). At which point it seemed absolutely crazy to not get the little ones geared up into their waterproofs and up to the space to get stuck in. The aim was [...]

Consider it Cleared! Forest Village – Chapter Two

After more hard work this weekend, the Forest Village is now well and truly clear,  ready for the ground sheets and bark to go down. The boundaries have now also been laid out using fallen twigs and branches from the space. So far we haven't had to bring in anything new or take anything out, we've simply worked with what [...]

Forest Village Helpers Needed – This Saturday!

Hello and a very happy Wednesday to you. This is just a swift plea for more Forest Village helpers this Saturday, 9th November. We will be meeting at 10am to continue work on the exciting Nature Area project. There will be biscuits, a hot brew and the possibility of perhaps releasing a 'Forest Village People' single...don't hold us to that [...]

Stepping Stones off to Dragons Den!

On Friday morning we had to postpone planned activities to make room for the children’s extremely strong desire to hoover. Naturally we weren’t inclined to argue and just decided to go with it. Let’s face it, as we all know, any opportunity that should arise in which young people decide to help out domestically should not be taken for granted. [...]

Forest Village Chapter One – Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

On Saturday a wonderful thing happened. At 10am sharp an amazing group of people came together. Forks and shovels in hand, the team of volunteers (adults and kids) dedicated their time and energy to make a start on developing the new Forest Village for the school. We are stunned at how much graft went in and how much was achieved [...]


A call for help this Saturday to help us clear the nature area ready for exciting new 'Forest Village' plans When we started working at Stepping Stones back in March 2017 we took on the nature area as we wanted to introduce Forest School into our weekly planning. We are so glad that we did! Since then it has become [...]