September 2014

National Poetry Day – 10 Ideas for Creating Poems Outside

27 September 2014
Thumbnail image for National Poetry Day – 10 Ideas for Creating Poems Outside

National Poetry Day is celebrated on the first Thursday in October. It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the power and pleasure of words. It is also an ideal introduction to writing outdoors. Here’s some ideas to get you started:

[..read more..]

Vestige – The Mirror People

17 September 2014
Thumbnail image for Vestige  – The Mirror People

The Mirror People

[..read more..]

Play Stumps

14 September 2014
Thumbnail image for Play Stumps

Back in March, I was visiting Meethill School in Peterhead to do some twilight training. The nursery have been working hard to develop their outdoor space. One of my favourite features were the stumps in the photo above.

[..read more..]

A Simple Shack

10 September 2014
Thumbnail image for A Simple Shack

Recently I came across a series of simple shacks being built for an event. They were created from locally cut saplings in the village of Nida in Lithuania. I really liked the simplicity of the construction and felt it could be a useful project for older children who want to undertake a practical design project.

[..read more..]

Protected: Wee Green Spaces 2015-16

8 September 2014

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

[..read more..]

Lithuania – Ideas Gathered from my Visit

4 September 2014
Thumbnail image for Lithuania – Ideas Gathered from my Visit

There is nothing like a visit to a new or different place to refresh and inspire one’s practice. The mundane suddenly becomes far more interesting and the mind begins to tick with new possibilities. For example, outdoor beanbags are quite common in UK nurseries. But I loved the size and robustness of these lakeside bags […]

[..read more..]