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The school sessions show children that the outdoors is fun

Marston Vale Forest School celebrates its seventh birthday and National Forest School Day (9 October 2020) by relaunching sessions following a temporary closure due to the pandemic.

After hanging up the ropes during the lockdown, Marston Vale Forest School will be back up to running its full suite of sessions across Bedfordshire.

The sessions are run in Ampthill Great Park, The Forest of Marston Vale, Berry Wood and Hartwell Leisure. They allow children to discover the outdoors in a fun, engaging and COVID-secure way.

Founder of Marston Vale Forest School, Shona Perrett has adapted the delivery of her business to ensure participant safety. Utilising the outdoor environment, the Forest School has introduced hand washing facilities, social distancing measures and reduced participant numbers. Shona said:

“I am proud to be able to celebrate National Forest School day doing what I love. I think the woodland is the perfect environment to give children the opportunity for normality and connect with nature during a global pandemic.”

Established in 2013, the Forest School provides children with learning opportunities in an outdoor environment.

From insect identification to fire building, the socially distanced sessions inspire children to grow confidence and independence, while they gain an appreciation for nature.

For more information about Marston Vale Forest School, or to book onto a session, visit