We were very lucky to work once again with the Fostering Network, this time in Antrim. We operated out of the Compass Network farm in Ballymoney and went through four native trees here.

The activities centred around the birch, alder, ash and oak. The sessions which lasted four weeks included storytelling, knife skills, den building and working with trees.

We worked with ten children regularly, ages between 7 and 12 years, with varying abilities. Some of the feedback was…

We learnt…

โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ”ฅHow to survive

๐ŸŒฟEverything about trees

โ›บ๏ธHow to make things

๐Ÿ˜How to stay alive

๐ŸชตDoing whittling and deciding to do woodwork for GCSE said an 8 y.o… ๐Ÿ˜˜ the rain stayed off. Thanks to CAN for the use of their barn and baby forest. Can’t wait to go back and see it in 20 years time. ๐ŸŒˆ

Learning how to make a fire
Making smores on the last day
Learning about the oak

We hope to work with them again in the future!