Cuckoo Spit!

Cuckoo Spit!

Jun. 13, 2017 by

Ever wondered what that stuff is that looks like bits of spittle on vegetation at this time of year? Often called cuckoo spit it is in fact caused by the tiny larvae of the froghopper, known as the spittle bug.

Bags of Help for Warrington Schoolchildren

Bags of Help for Warrington Schoolchildren

Feb. 15, 2016 by

EXCITING NEWS!!!! We are delighted to be a recipient of Tesco’s #BagsofHelp initiative. We have been chosen to receive a grant to assist Warrington schools to get children out into nature. How much funding we get depends on public vote

A day at Den in the Woods.

A day at Den in the Woods.

Aug. 10, 2015 by

A marvellous first day at our forest school summer holiday club. Day one of…Den in the Woods and what an adventure we had 🙂 We made dens, played games, did lots of crafts using wool, sticks, clay and paracord. Went

Jailbreak Game (Treasure Seekers)

Jailbreak Game (Treasure Seekers)

Nov. 22, 2014 by

We’ve been playing a variant of a manhunt game quite a lot at Chaigeley School recently which we call Jailbreak.  This week we have been developing the rules to make the game more dynamic, and have come up with a

A classic Forest School activity for everyone.

A classic Forest School activity for everyone.

Apr. 2, 2014 by

One of my favourite Forest School activities is what I call the woodland hunt.  I hide a load of soft toys of fauna that may be found in a woodland habitat, putting them where they are most likely to be.

Wonderfully Imaginative Constructions

Wonderfully Imaginative Constructions

Feb. 10, 2014 by

Look closely and you will see how the children have been highly creative in their constructions.  They have built using various methods and with different reasoning and for different purposes.  They have solved problems both in their imagination and physically

Thursday after school club at Wilfrid’s Woods

Thursday after school club at Wilfrid’s Woods

Jan. 16, 2014 by

We had great fun in the after school club today. The children were really enthusiastic which is always so nice to see. They all got to use the bow saw and the hand drill and learned how to tie a