Nature Vibezzz in partnership with Lollard st Adventure Playground has been awarded funding from Trust For London, this will fund a 2 year community project.
The project staff will run healthy activities that build community spirit & give participants a sense of pride in their local green space. Most project activities will be aimed at families with pre-school children and these will include regular forest school activities at the site.
Gardening & Forest School Activities
Gardening & Forest school activities will involve showing children the beauty of natural environments, teaching how to look after wildlife, learning to use tools, & fun activities like pond dipping. The Forest School activities at Lollard Street Adventure Playground will be aimed at pre-school children and parents / carers. These activities will provide an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning.
During these practical sessions we shall create small steps to help the children’s process in adjusting to outdoor play and learning. Each child’s learning independence will be promoted through child-initiated activity. On the practical sessions we shall use a range diverse activities and experiences that suited different children’s individual learning styles. Children will work together and as individuals gaining independence and overcame fears in a challenging environment (under supervision of trained tutor). Whilst achieving many attainable challenges.
Forest School activities will include woodcraft, learning to use tools, making signs for community garden, organic vegetable gardening, planting flowers, making insect hotels, introducing healthy eating / recycling / looking after environment and fire making. The children attending will develop their self-esteem, confidence and social skills whilst learning new skills and about nature / their local natural environment.
Development Of Wildlife Garden
The creation / development of the wildlife garden / organic growing area through community volunteering days and corporate (volunteer teams from companies) volunteer days will include activities such as fencing the area, building planters, creation of different wildlife habitats, creation of compost bins and signage.
The project staff will work with Lollard Street Adventure Playground staff, volunteers, site users and local community to continue to fundraise to further develop the area for additional improvements to the garden area.