Simon Harry, Education Co-ordinator at Evanton Community Woods has produced an education update for the new year. Their new education pack for 2014 includes lots of fun outdoor activity, including bushcraft, forest school and creative writing – you can download the education update here.
The children from Evanton Nursery visit the woods regularly and have lots of fun there, as Marion Laidlaw, Care and Learning Alliance Childhood Practice Manager, explains –
‘Evanton Woods is a fabulous place to be. Every Wednesday, the children from Evanton Nursery have their session there, no matter what the weather is, though we are looking forward to being able to use the log cabin when it’s really cold or wet! Simon Harry (Education Co-ordinator) has helped with staff training from risk assessment to fire building as well as giving lots of ideas for activities. The children, staff and parents love the woods sessions and it has made a massive difference to the children’s confidence and independence skills.’