One of the successes of Horton has been the availability of outdoor education. In our forest, it is not unusual to see children being taught the art of den making, weaving willow, using sharp tools and heating their hot chocolate over fires which they have laid. The woodland contains an amphitheatre, a bird-hide, wild spaces and reflective areas. Our after school clubs provide varied and exciting opportunities for children to learn beyond the curriculum.
It is hard to pinpoint the reason for the success of Horton, St. Michael’s First School. We believe that it is down to teamwork, the joy of learning for us all and a belief that small rural schools can unite a community.