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 the age range are also welcome – including younger and older siblings. Home-educators are welcome at both sessions. Both groups meet at the play area in Highbury Park at the designated times, from 11th January on. Please just turn up! We charge £3 for the first child, and £2 for a second and third child.
From January to October 2017, the younger group is funded by Near Neighbours and will be looking at nature through the eyes of different cultures. Many cultures seem to start with a journey story, so we will do the same – exploring maps, walking with a staff, following a trail, setting up a camp and eating outdoors! We would love to hear from families that know any practices and approaches to nature from a cultural perspective, to help enrich our sessions. Please contact Liz 0n 0121 628 2680.
This half term the After School Club will be exploring how animals of the park can survive the colder winter months and ways we can help them do so. We shall be developing a different area of the park so we can take pleasure in bird spotting and feeding, plus promote bio diversity. And of course following the callings of those welly booted feet that join us on a Wednesday afternoon! The Club has been funded by the Ernest Cook Trust.
Development of our work with families has received funded from the Harry Payne Trust.