Ysgol Glan Gele Infant School

Happy and secure as we all learn together

This is an exciting initiative which aims to develop boys’ literacy skills in the Forest School environment.  We invite Dads, Uncles, Older Brothers or Grandads to attend with their ‘lad’ and take part in carefully planned, interactive activities.  Alongside cooking on the campfire and den building, we focus on develop Oracy, Reading and Writing skills in a way which appeals to our young learners. 

The sessions are coordinated in the following way:

  • Autumn Term: Year 2
  • Spring Term: Year 1
  • Summer Term: Nursery and Reception


During these sessions they carry out lots of exciting activities including,

  • Den building
  • Bug hunting
  • Fire lighting
  • Cooking on the fire
  • Oracy skills - following and giving instructions, team games
  • Literacy skills - factual writing, planning dens, labelling, recording materials needed, writing instructions
  • Creative writing - making characters using natural resources, planning stories, sequencing a story for an audience.
  • And lots more!!


If you would like to attend any of these upcoming events then keep your eyes open on our weekly newsletters and also our Twitter page for the dates. The spaces are allocated on a first come first serve basis so make sure you don't miss out! We look forward to seeing you! 

Please follow the link to read more about

 'Using male role models to improve boys' writing skills'


Watch our videos below to find out all about our Lads and Dads sessions and what the Dads think!