In July 2021 Hook Infant School signed up to become a Wilder School with Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. We wanted to make our school grounds wilder and give our children more ownership of their outdoor learning experience. We set up 'Wilder Flashmobs,' a group of pupils who would walk around our grounds and take part in activities such as ground maintenance, habitat creation, and litter picking.
The flashmobs are great sessions that encourage teamwork and sharing of roles and creates a feeling of accomplishment. It has been really great to see some of the quieter, less confident children come out of their shells when taking part.