On Tuesday 19th November we braved the cold wind and headed over to Ulva for a Woodland Workshop with Jan Dunlop. The workshop is part of our Woodland Trust Green Trees Award, we are aiming to achieve our Bronze Award.
The children learned how to identify the different trees by their leaves and seeds.
The bug hunt was fun finding different creatures and eggs living under the rocks and logs.
Jan taught us all how to measure the height of a tree and we kept warm with a game of predator tig. We had a lovely walk back through the woodland and before we got to the ferry we had a check on the trees that we planted earlier this year, most of them are doing really well.
Once back at school the children reflected on their mornings learning and each wrote down their own thoughts.
UN Convention on the rights of the child Article 29: (goals of education) Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures and the environment.
UN Convention on the rights of the child Article 31: (leisure, play & culture) Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.