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Forest School Blog for week ending 23rd June 2017
Jun 26, 2017

Forest school club 21st and 22nd June

In the latest sessions the children went on a hunt for leaves, flowers and other items in the woods, to complete an egg box collection. This activity was an invitation to slow down and take a close look - an opportunity to appreciate the wonderfully diverse shapes and colours that nature produces.

Due to the generosity of a local land owner, we now have a site where we can collect leafy tree branches and fresh bamboo. These new materials will encourage the children to experiment with different ways to build dens and other structures in the jungle. Some of the materials have already been used, including weaving stiff bamboo into the side walls of the willow tunnel. These spars will be in place temporarily, to help to train the willow across the wider gaps.
Hopefully this new site will also provide suitable materials for mat-making on a woodland weaving loom.

Summer holiday forest school sessions
Some spaces are still available. Five hour sessions (10am to 3.00pm) 27th July, and 3rd/10th/31st August. Club members and non-club members all welcome. £20 non-members, £18 members.

If you have any queries or would like to:
• enrol your child in a session
• help to build new resources
• donate materials
• share a traditional skill or craft with the group

Please call Jayne on 07984655688 or email jaynewheatley2001@hotmail.com

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