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Kids school and holiday art clubs

If you go down to the woods today….

You were sure of a BIG surprise!

Artist and forest school teacher Philippa Snell led a wonderful birthday party for Lucas

We were treated to the best of British winter weather – cold, crisp and sunny. Perfect for a fun afternoon of making in the woods.DSC_0493

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Philippa taught us how to build a Teepee and then we worked together to make our own densDSC_0499 DSC_0500 DSC_0501 DSC_0502

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We collected our own woodDSC_0511

and chopped it to sizeDSC_0512 DSC_0513

We experimented with lots of different techniquesDSC_0514 DSC_0515 DSC_0516 DSC_0517 DSC_0518

We stopped for hot sausages and tried out our shelters for comfort!DSC_0526 DSC_0528 DSC_0533 DSC_0534

After some free running about and a game of ‘man-hunt’ we made some mud!DSC_0536 DSC_0542 DSC_0546

…and learnt how to make a mud face to release the spirit of the tree!DSC_0549 DSC_0552 DSC_0554 DSC_0557 DSC_0560 DSC_0565 DSC_0567 DSC_0568 DSC_0570


Hot chocolate to warm our cold hands and back to work!DSC_0575 DSC_0578 DSC_0579DSC_0584 DSC_0587 DSC_0588 DSC_0589

We then had a tour of our creations.DSC_0595 DSC_0598

As the sun went down we gathered to learn how to make a staff to bear a lanternDSC_0603 IMG_1887DSC_0607 DSC_0614 DSC_0619 DSC_0626 DSC_0633 IMG_1883DSC_0641


Then we gathered with our lanterns for the all important birthday cake!
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The perfect day for our much loved wild child Lucas!IMG_1896Thank you everyone for sharing in this great day and for all your very generous gifts!


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