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Mindful Monday 31st July 2017- Summe Camp Day 5

Mindful Monday

Today has been such a delight, a real Forest School surprise, a very different venue that offers a whole range of natural beauties- gorgeous gardens, home grown veg, abundant with bees and mini beasts, nature art, fir trees to shade under...a hidden gem surrounded by Georgian buildings- oh and a lovely cafe to bob into if need be.
It said rain BUT the sun was out all day!!! 

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The day started with circle time on the lawn, a boundary walk and a good nosy at what the Foxlowe had to offer in terms of nature. Friendship bracelets were a quick starter and then to cut some willow down ready for our afternoon activity. Introduced our old pal 'go find it' to our Leek Forest Schoolers and energised with snacks and drinks before Deborah arrived for our morning Yoga session. Wow this was something else- the kids loved learning new yoga moves and postures through singing, story and musical instruments. We had a great time and curled up under our fleeces when it was finally time to relax and unwind. 

Before lunch we headed out onto the lawn to create some clay sculptures using the natural findings in the area and prepared our choc bananas for later.
After lunch, the sun was out so we were very lucky to take the yoga out onto the lawn under the fir trees. While I was chopping wood with Trudy all I could hear was the beating of drums. 

The afternoon was spent making three different types of bird feeders, using fine motor skills to thread through fruits and cereals as well as string tying wire and using peelers to strip willow. We didn't get chance to take a walk around Brough Park due to all the camp fire action, toasting marshmallows, hot choc and the obligatory 's’mores'. Such a relaxed and lovely day with a great bunch of kids. Bring on tomorrow. Rain you don't worry us!