Stick Around 2017 – 2018

Stick Around 2017 - 2018
For 2017 - 2018, we have decided to make Stick Around a focus of our community fundraising. If you want to find out how your donation will be put to good use, you have come to the right page! Stick Around is our Forest Education programme for grown-ups. (Well, why should the children have all ...

Woodland Play 2017

Woodland Play 2017
Welcome to Woodland Play 2017! Here  you will find what is happening for young children and families at Highbury Orchard Community. There are two groups: Under 5 (Wednesdays at 1:30) and 5-8 (After School Club, Wednesdays at 3:45). The age ranges are only a guideline to following the interests of the children, so others outside ...

Outdoor Learning Handbook

Outdoor Learning Handbook
Our handbook is free to download as a PDF via this link: Highbury Outdoor Learning handbook If you want your children to be fit and healthy, enjoy and engage in fun and free activities (and learn a little about themselves and our planet along the way), you will find something interesting here! The handbook identifies ...

Woodland Play

Woodland Play
5th November: after a break for half-term our Woodland Play after school club and the earlier group, Down to Earth returned to the serious business of playing outdoors last Wednesday. We made good use of the leaves in the early afternoon, and found some excellent hiding places after school. As we said a cheery goodbye ...

50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4 1

I  met a lovely person from the National Trust recently and heard mention of this list they have compiled: 5o Things To Do Before You Are 11 3/4. Please take a look. Print it off and stick it on your fridge or wherever your child can see it. Every item is guaranteed to connect you ...

7th August Woodland Crafts 6

We had a wonderful day on the brickfloor at the Orchard. It was looking at its best in the sunlight. The sound of metal hitting wood rang out as ten youngsters put their hearts and souls into making mallets from the cut branches on our log pile. Tony Tohill gave everyone the confidence needed to ...

28th July Foraging Necklace, Be friendly to bees

With the summer holidays just started and lots of people away, this event turned out to be a spontaneous affair. Families saw my set up on a tarp near the play area and came over out of curiosity. Once a little crowd had gathered, we played a pollinating game which involved being a bee, with ...

Fathers Day Woodland Survival Fun 2

Fathers Day Woodland Survival Fun
Our first Big Lottery funded forest education session celebrated Fathers Day with a woodland survival theme. It was fully booked and got us off to a great start. Children, their dads and a few mums too were told they had braved the high seas, been shipwrecked along with their sails and a few pieces of ...

Foraging Necklace for Bees

Why do we need to help the bees? Bees and other pollinating insects are essential to the plant life cycle as they help the flower produce its seed and propagate itself for years to come. They are also essential to the food chain of many animals including people, by being instrumental in producing tasty and ...

A Foraging Necklace for Bees

A Foraging Necklace for Bees
Highbury has been a haven for honeybees for 50 years or more as beekeepers have been sharing their skills here all that time. We have an opportunity to help the bees stay fit and healthy by creating a Bee Haven in the park. The foraging necklace for bees will consist of several separate stands of ...