What has WILD been up to? And what is coming up for us (so far) in 2020?
WILD Forest School Sessions
WILD have been running forest school sessions for 5-11 year olds each Saturday afternoon in Linn Park Local Nature Reserve. These sessions have a real focus on fostering connections with nature.
Through working together to learn wildlife tracking skills, plant & tree identification, or through trying natural campfire cooking & making woodland crafts. We learned about sourcing and using sustainable resources around us in the park. We have also introduced tool use and undertaken practical activities & conservation work in our forest school site to help improve the biodiversity of Linn Park. It’s wonderful to see friendships being made and so much play and fun being had!
What did our Wildlings enjoy most about W.I.L.D?
“Bum-flopping’ in the mud!”
“Toasting food on the campfire.”
“Playing and having lots of adventures and lots of fun!”
We have also been out working with Netherlee Primary School as part of their Community Learning Block. Here we looked at the Health of our Woodland, and The Science of Autumn, Wildlife tracking, and Survival Skills. Each week we have worked together to risk assess our site, litter picked and improved our woodland habitat.
Friends of Linn Park
WILD continues to volunteer with the wonderful Friends of Linn Park and have been out doing lots of interesting conservation projects in the park. Including path clearing, removing Himalayan Balsam. Wildflower seeding and planting. Tree & hedgerow planting, and conservation work up at Cathcart Castle. Every day is a learning day! More information about how to get involved can be found on their facebook page: Lovelinnpark
Holiday Forest School Camps
WILD ran blocks of all day Forest School camps this year during the Summer and October school holidays for 5-11 year olds. There was so much fun and……MUD!!!!! Here's some of our Holiday Camp Sessions feedback.
What did you enjoy most about W.I.L.D?
"I love being in nature, it feels free."
"Using the fire steel to light the fire"
"Chopping wood with a knife".
"I liked making the bread".
"I liked that, that and that" (he was referring to the three types of tools he had used, palm drill, fire steel and potato peeler.)
"sliding and laughing with my friends in the mud".
"looking for bugs and overcoming my fear of them".
"climbing in that tree over there".
WILD in 2020
WILD will be taking a break for December then we are back with a new block of Saturday sessions starting on 11th January 2020. Booking for this next block is now live.
If you are interested in finding out more or making a booking please follow this link to our bookings page: Booking
Block 1 – 2020 starting on 11th January for 5 weeks on:
Sat, 11 Jan '20 1pm - 3pm
Sat, 18 Jan '20 1pm - 3pm
Sat, 25 Jan '20 1pm - 3pm
Sat, 1 Feb '20 1pm - 3pm
Sat, 15 Feb '20 1pm - 3pm
WILD Woodland Birthday Parties
We also now provide our fabulous Wild Woodland Birthday Parties which have been so much fun!
For more information on these please see our Parties page.
Thank you all sincerely for your interest and support for WILD over the past year. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at WILD for more Forest School Adventures in 2020!