Growing Up Wild on Film
Growing up Wild- South Lanarkshire Forest Schools
During autumn- winter 2017, children from 3 South Lanarkshire Primary schools took part in our Forest Schools programme in partnership with OutLET: Play Resource. The project achievements were to give the pupils a positive outdoor learning experience and to connect the schools to their local woodlands.
The children worked with Laura Frood Community Arts to create their own films of their Forest School experiences. Find out what they got up to by viewing our series of eight short films below. The project was funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and South Lanarkshire LEADER supported Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership (CAVLP), and the William Grant Foundation.
Film 1 is an overview of the full Growing up Wild Forest School project during August- December 2017 with contributions from Blackwood Primary School, Chatelherault Primary School (Hamilton) and Robert Owen Primary School (Lanark).
Join Blackwood Primary School in film 2, and learn how to make cookies from wood. Not for eating! but their uses are many, including name tags, art projects and loose-parts play to name a few.
In film 3, Robert Owen Primary School, Lanark, take a unique look at the universe with their planets and aliens made from wood cookies. The children have fun making these, playing hide and seek, exploring the woods and making their film.
Chatelherault Primary School, Hamilton, have a wonderful woodland in their school grounds in film 4. Catch a glimpse of a chilled out day in the woods making popcorn, using story stones, relaxing in hammocks and playing.
Blackwood Primary School are getting to know their local woodland, The Kerse, in film 5. Join then for a hot chocolate made on a Kelly Kettle, followed by some storytelling in their den and a game of scary hide and seek.
For film 6, Jamie Hendrie, Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership work experience student from Coatbridge High, North Lanarkshire spends a morning with Blackwood Primary filming their Forest school experiences in The Kerse, Lesmahagow.
In film 7, Karen Dobbins, Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership Development Officer, fills us in on the Growing Up Wild Forest School project in South Lanarkshire, interviewed by pupils from Blackwood Primary School.
Robert Owen Primary School, Lanark, share their favourite Forest School moments and show us how to make hapa-zome flags, chop firewood with an axe, use a fire-steel and cook marshmallows on the campfire in film 8.
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