WILD Update 21st March 2020
*All WILD Sessions are unfortunately postponed at present. WILD will keep reviewing this. We can't wait to get back out in the woods with our wildlings in the not to distant future!
Good things will return, nature proves that.🌈 💚🍄
This photo was taken in Linn Park a year ago, when W.I.L.D first started. In a few weeks the Bluebells will return, hope you all get out and enjoy them. We'd like to say a massive thank you to our little W.I.L.D community for all their kind messages and good will, it means a lot. We'll post some outdoor activities and ideas over the coming months. 💚🐛🐞🌳🌸🦋⚒💚
Gill & Linda
Other News - What has WILD been up to?
WILD Forest School Sessions
WILD runs Forest School Sessions for 5 - 11 year olds in the wonderful Linn Park Woods. These sessions have a real focus on fostering community connections with nature. We run Saturday Afternoon and Tuesday Afterschool Sessions.
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!”
If you are interested in finding out more or making a booking please follow this link to our bookings page: Booking
All Sessions are unfortunately postponed at present. WILD will keep reviewing this. We can't wait to get back out in the woods with our wildlings in the not to distant future!
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 2019 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 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. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at WILD for lots more Forest School Adventures soon!
Gill & Linda