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Wilder Woods

Central Somerset Outdoor Learning Partnership

Archive for the 'Monthly Review' Category

Autumn 2015 update

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

We have continued to post regular news from Hallr Wood and Drayton on our facebook pages. Both woods have run very well attended summer events thanks to Short Breaks, Aster Community and the Isle of Avalon Foundation. Our regular work with schools continues and we are looking forward to welcoming children from Brookside School who […]

Hallr Wood News

Friday, December 5th, 2014

In addition to our regular groups of young people, we have had a busy term with various other events this autumn. Open Day (Sep 13th) Thanks to Aster Communities for supporting this. We fired our kiln up again and enjoyed a lovely week end with quite a few people sleeping over to be there for […]

Hallr Wood news

Friday, March 1st, 2013

We have had a challenging winter and are hoping for sunnier times ahead. We have continued to offer provision whatever the weather, to our regular SEN groups and have also kept   our Wednesday group going.. We were also delighted to host the very first gathering of Forest School practitioners from the South West in November. […]

Mid Winter Celebration

Monday, January 21st, 2013

A wonderful afternoon and evening , we weathered the pissistent rain, made bird feeders and a beautiful earth mandala out of collected materials from the wood. Then we lit candles, ate cake and sang seasonal songs to say thank- you to the beautiful trees and wildlife. We continue to replenish the bird feeders as the […]

Hallr Wood Easter Update

Friday, April 20th, 2012

We have been working hard at Hallr Wood this spring. We have planted lots of trees (especially hazel) and we’ve improved our paths,  rain water collection and tool storage. Our beautiful earth dragon is now finished thanks to the Tree Pirates and will shortly be planted up with wild flowers. Our regular groups continue. Over Easter we […]

John Muir Awards for conservation skills at Hallr Wood

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

We would like to congratulate Henry, Mark, Ryan, Korey, Ashleigh and Neill for achieving their John Muir Awards for conservation. Henry, Mark, Ryan and Korey will receive the second tier of this award – the Explorer Award and Neil and Ashley have completed the first level ‘Discovery’. Part of the Explorer Award involved a days […]

Summer Outreach Work

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Members of the team have been busy this summer with outreach stalls at a variety of fetes and open days. We started off helping Simon Beard and Simon Clarke at Shapwick Heath on their Avalon Marshes Open Day in May. Thanks to Jane for getting together our youth groups exhibition in time for this event. […]

Update from Hallr Wood

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

We have just finished a week of work experience for four year 10 pupils from Crispin School. They were a wonderful enthusiastic group and we hope to see them on volunteer days in the future. As part of general woodland maintenance the boys cleared paths and made steps, they also cut back overhanging foliage on […]

March News from Hallr Wood

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

We had another very quiet month in the wood – just one volunteer day on March 7th. It was a lovely day – lots of enthusiasm and interest and our regular youth and adult volunteers turned out in force. The pond was cleared of leaves, willow was planted, more rustic steps were installed and our tree […]