Monday 15 June 2009

Parkview School Barrow

Just had an enjoyable day working with a group of young people at Parkview. We made a pig, a deer, a big bird and a large flower. The weather was fantastic and we worked outside in a quadrangle all day. Once the students had got the hang of willow weaving they produced this great work.

Tuesday 9 June 2009

Breathing Spaces

Last weekend we were involved in 2 BBC Breathing Spaces projects. On Saturday were were at Blackpool running willow workshops at a refurbished park that had be designed by volunteers. Unfortunately the weather was really terrible - cold and wet, and hardly anyone attended the event.

On sunday we were at the BTCV managed Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park in London. The site is fantastic and really is a green breathing space in the heart of London. I saw a large dog fox as I was setting up our display and birds were happily singing all around in the willows and rushes. The weather was warm and sunny after a shakey early morning of heavy showers and thunderstorms.

We put up a willow display and ran fish weaving workshops. The event was very popular as it was part of the 50 year celebrations of BTCV (British Trust for Conservation Volunteers) and we were kept busy showing youngsters how to weave.