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Central Somerset Outdoor Learning Partnership

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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 […]

Twilight Trail

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

24 young people joined the Hawk & Owl Trust at Wilderwoods Drayton. We walked across the fields to the big wild wood and heard tawny owls , both male & female, as well sounding out the bats. The shrill cry from a vixen fox got everyone shivering…..

Spring Update

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

We are delighted to have received support recently from the Co-op, Short Breaks, SCC and Aster Communities towards events we are running this Spring at both Hallr and Drayton Woods. CSOLP has always aimed to prioritize provision to the disadvantaged and enable wide access. Even small amounts of funding help us to do this. Many […]

Woodland Babes and Toddler Group at Hallr Wood

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Thanks to a grant from the Health and Well Being Fund which was awarded through our then County Councillor, Jimmy Zouche, we have been running monthly sessions for babies and toddlers with their carers. In addition to mums and young children, we have also welcomed lots of dads and grandparents.  The children have explored the […]

Good news for CSOLP

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

   Bath and West Show 2013 Thanks to all our helpers we had a successful few days at the Bath & West Show. We have been coming since 2008 and we were surprised and proud to receive this award for our stall in the Woodlands and Wildlife area. We even had a visit from the Bishop […]

Volunteer Week End at Hallr Wood

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Extra note about the w/e – here is a list of the birds we heard/saw with Martin Prothero: Robin, wren, blackbird, song thrush, mistlethrush, chiff chaff, little owls, tawny owls, buzzard, great spotted woodpecker, great tit, blue tit, jay, carrion crow, raven, willow warbler, green woodpecker, pheasant, heron, wood pugeon, goldcrest, tree creeper. On the […]

Summer in Drayton Woods- 2012

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

As the summer draws to an end it is time to look back at what has been going on in Drayton Woods over the holidays. The woods themselves have thrived remarkably well in all the wet weather- the young trees have put on lots of growth and the ferns on the northern edge have multiplied. […]

Get Outside for Inspiration: woodland training day for schools and practitioners

Monday, May 14th, 2012

‘Get Outside for Inspiration’.  March 16th at Hallr Wood. Report by Jenny Cater  This practical workshop for school staff, forest school leaders and others working in the educational field was attended by 18 people from across the south west region. The start of the day revealed the range and mix of practitioners and their reasons […]

Inclusive Woodland Adventure

Monday, February 20th, 2012

12 young people with a variety of abilities and additional needs attended Wilderwoods Woodland Adventure day at Drayton Woods on Thursday 16th February. Well supported by Forest school leaders & support carers, the young people spent the whole day in the woods, getting involved in various woodland tasks: making bird feeders, planting trees and helping […]