This week it wasn’t just Anna who was blindfolded in the bushes armed with clay balls, it was half the group! The other half of the group stealthily and sensitively crept their way past, it was an enchanting experience of the group moving but only with the sound of the woods to be heard. See if you can spot the three children patiently listening....
There was a wonderful connection in the group this week, we all got straight to collecting wood and worked in balance together to light the fire. Gathered around the glowing fire, I shared a short story some friends had written and illustrated about my journey so far, it was truly touching to have the group so intrigued and focused around the fire.
Anna worked with whittling some detailed mushrooms out of some hazel for children to use as Christmas decoration; though was such detail and care taken in carving they could have easily been lost in the leaves! Meanwhile some children worked on making mallets for some wood carving with chisels next week. Others continued on building shelters and developed the idea to tie together bunches of rhododendron, which is in absolute abundance, to use as a form of forest style thatching for their shelter. The clay chimney for the shelter is also coming together excellently.
Victoria Mew, Founder of Cultivating Curiosity