Despite the unpredictable March weather we had a great week of muddy, windy, rainy and sunny Mucky Boots Fun.
It was such a privilege to be invited to set up camp at Rockboro school this week. I genuinely believe that forest school should be available to all school going children especially the junior and senior infants whose main modum of learning is still through exploration and play. It is so inspiring to meet such creative and open-minded teachers who share this believe and are helping us to make this a reality.
Peter totally outdid himself this time, managing to construct a tarp practically in mid air never mind bringing the furniture to decorate. Both teachers commented on the improved focus of the children working with hammers and nails outside of the classroom. A magical morning creating, singing and playing outside.
NÓINÍNÍ-Weekly parent and Toddler Group
We were a small but happy tribe of toddlers today. Using saws to make mallets only to discover that the shavings from the mallet making was where all the fun is at.
Where’s Niamh ?
STICKS AND STONES-Monthly at the Hollies (6-12 yrs old)
We were totally delighted to see such an enthusiastic turn out of old and new mucky boots goers for this months camp. It was so great to have the use of the beautiful cob roundhouse to shelter from some of the fiercer showers of the morning before heading out to sharpen our senses, as all nature ninjas must. We used our combined intuition to lift the magic stick, trusted our feet and hands to lead us when our eyes could not, cooked, tasted, navigated and swamped.A wild day of elemental fun.
NEXT STICKS AND STONES EVENT-1st April
Written by Niamh Geoghegan Co-ordinator and co-founder at Mucky Boots Forest School