Forest schools at Clayesmore

Today marked the second week of forest school sessions at Clayesmore with Nursery and Preprep kids. This term we will be concentrating on Basic survival skills. Protection, Location, Water and Food. Today we were looking at warm and dry shelters to do this we enlisted the help of a group of toys. My old 42 year old panda bear who really feels the cold, a host of Toy story characters and Mr tiny and his son Tiny tiny. We had great fun.

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Injury and New projects

Its been a while since I last posted ‘and for good reason’. In september I injured myself quite badly separating bicep from forearm helping move a piano. I am now almost fully recovered.This has obviously effected my work.

I will start on the roundhouse again in the spring. In the mean time I have been lecturing in conservation . The students clearing an area of the woodland and planting and layering for coppice. I’m also about to start a series of survival courses for 5-13 year olds at Clayesmore school.

During my convalescence I have enlisted the help of John Sweeny a local guy who has formulated his own apprenticeship scheme by working with local wood workers. This picture shows one of the projects we have worked on, a gate and seating for a pergola ready for installation.