Bee-hold Outdoor Learning at The Acorn School

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A new academic year and already the flowering of knowledge at Acorn has attracted thirty-thousand new recruits to this little school! Yes, you read that correctly. They have two beautiful homes on the hills overlooking Nailsworth and have created quite a buzz in our local community – they are our bees.

The Acorn School holds nature at its heart. Our vision is to enable all of our students to learn about the beauty of the world through first-hand experience outdoors. For

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Snowdonia Advanced Mountain Trip 2018

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This weekend a group of our Upper School students headed off to Snowdonia, North Wales for a weekend of adventure, fun and challenges. Unfortunately, with UK blessed with amazing weather, the first challenge was keeping up morale as we waded through the M6 traffic, on our way to the mountains! Before long the distinct silhouettes of the Snowdon Massif and Glyderau on the horizon made the journey worth it.

We arrived in our campsite, in the Ogwen Valley, as the sun was

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Class 4/5 Adventure Day

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May 2018 will hopefully stand out in the memories of the children in Class Four and Five as the day they first summited Sugarloaf mountain in our local uplands,  the Brecon Beacons. They can be especially proud as they all summitted together, as a class.

Arriving at the peak was not the end of the story; en-route they learnt a new plant (Bilberry), and learnt what to pack for a day out in the mountains. It was a surprise to

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