Update August 2020
Thanks to a Glasgow City Council Community Area Partnership Grant W.I.L.D. provided 5 days of Forest School for the summer O.S.C hub at St Fillans Primary School.
It was great to explore and develop a new space, meet enthusiastic children and observe the wonder and delight they all experienced.
Update July 2020
Hi W.I.L.D. Friends!
We are delighted to report that W.I.L.D. is back up and running and we were out in Linn Park Local Nature Reserve delivering our first W.I.L.D. Forest Sessions this week!
And they have been such a great success! It seemed to be just what everyone needed. We cooked nettles 3 ways (crisps, tea with added raspberries and protein balls with oats). We played, we swung, we hung upside down, we used clay, we washed our hands many…many times. We were confident to provide a session where children could play freely outside and learn new skills safely.
See more photos on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WILDwoodlandlearning
Booking is now live for our first Saturday sessions of the new term in August!
W.I.L.D. Update 21st March 2020
Good things will return, nature proves that.🌈 💚🍄
This photo was taken in Linn Park Glasgow in April 2019, 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 just now, it means a lot. We'll post some outdoor activities and ideas over the coming months. 💚🐛🐞🌳🌸🦋⚒💚
Gill & Linda
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
W.I.L.D. 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
W.I.L.D. has run blocks of all day Forest Camps during school holidays for 5-11 year olds.
At the 2019 Camps 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 2021
WILD Saturday Forest School Sessions
A chance for children aged 5-11 to join our Forest School Practitioners for 6 week blocks of Forest School Sessions in Linn Park Local Nature Reserve. 1pm to 3pm Term time. See our Bookings page for current sessions. Booking
WILD Afterschool Forest School Sessions
Explore and experience your local nature reserve at our 6 week blocks of Afterschool Forest School Club. What better way to burn of steam or relax in a hammock after school! For children aged 5-11 years.
See our Bookings page for current sessions. Booking
WILD Home Education Forest School Sessions
We are now also welcoming Home educated children aged 5-11 years to join us for our W.I.L.D. Home education forest school Sessions on Wednesday 12- 2pm!
A Big Thankyou!
Thank you so much to all our WILD friends for your continued support and encouragement. We will be back in touch with more updates soon but for the moment we are looking forward to the many new WILD Forest School adventures ahead!
Gill & Linda