Last weekend for Easter I created a wee bit of magic in the woods with a trail in the countryside with clues and things to do for my family and friends. Ending in the woods where I created a giant nest filed with golden bunnies as prizes, blue painted stones round tree trunks and on a tree added some windows, doors and washing line to encourage a bit of imagination.
For me doing this brings together a few strands of me and my work with my love of nature and my scottish surroundings, love of adding a bit of colour and pattern and the current development work I have been doing for Angus Council Schools & Learning in partnership with the Ranger Service to develop a resource for schools and nurseries to use in their outdoor venues.
I think you’re never too old to play and be creative outdoors! It really invigorates me and I think engaging with nature has really good positives for curiosity, learning and wellbeing.