Families from North Tynies Forest School meet once a month to enjoy hands on outdoor learning experiences. Artist Karen Rann spent a session down at the Bellingham School site earlier in the year and in October, the Forest School visited Highgreen thanks to funding by SCREAM. The morning was spent down in the woodland glen where children and their parents explored the woods, played games took part in activities led by again Karen and with the current artist in residence, Megan Randall. Karen rigged up tubes to create a waterway and Megan helped the children to mimic tree canopies within umbrella frames, leave rubbings and ribbons. For lunch, everyone enjoyed pizza cooked in the clay oven and marshmallows around the fire.
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“The children and parents all loved it. They enjoyed working with the artists and haven’t stopped talking about the water pipes and clay and how they could develop it here. The pizza oven and fire was a great hit. It was a lovely social morning, that worked well for everyone and showed the possibilities when working outdoors with children of different ages and family groups. We would love to do more work with you!” Sarah Barnes, Forest School Leader