Family Festive Fun

Monday, December 19th 2016

A slight frosting of the reserve early this morning gave a feeling of the season as I came in. This was a good thing as today was our last Festive event before Christmas: Family Festive Crafts.

We had 16 children of varying ages, thankfully accompanied by their parents and Grandparents! That number of folk had us gathered outside to start the first part of the wreath making as we required room to manipulate the long lengths of willow for the initial ring that forms the foundation of the wreath.

As it was fairly cold outside we were soon in the warm of the Field Centre putting on the varied greenery, with help from Jade and Charlie who are with us on placement from Askham Bryan.

With wreaths being tweaked by the adults the children moved onto pine cone robins, and silver birch table decorations.

The tidying up after an event like this takes over an hour… but is all worth it to see the smiling faces and the fruits of the children’s labour.

In the afternoon we had another pond leak above the Lake to contend with, so we spent a little time patching that, filling the leak with puddled clay.

Thank you to all the parents for helping us today, plus Elizabeth, Jade and Charlie.


(0) Comments:

There are no comments for this blog post yet. Why not start the discussion? - use the form below:


Leave a Comment:







Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

The following question is designed to make sure you are a real person and helps us cut down on spam.
Your comments will appear here once an administrator has reviewed them.

How many letters are in the word 'east' (1 character(s) required)


Back to Top

Recent Blog Posts:

Disappearing Dabchick Chicks

Posted 15th August 2018

Over the last few weeks mother Dabchick has been hopping on and off her floating nest platform made of various collected bits of vegetation (you…

Read More

Paths and Ponies

Posted 14th August 2018

The Tuesday volunteer group continued where the Thursday group had finished last week and were able to further extend the new surface on the path…

Read More

Water Voles back on the Scrapes

Posted 13th August 2018

A big thank you to Ian who came in this morning to finish cutting the hay meadow with his topper. It will be very interesting…

Read More

Flowers and Backgrounds

Posted 12th August 2018

Most of the Dog Daisies along Dog Daisy Avenue are setting seed but there are still some in flower in the Scrapes. Meadowsweet can be…

Read More
 
 
 

Sitemap | Accessibility Policy | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions |