Wild snippets amidst the busyness of life

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Eden Project and Spring Watch

I mentioned in my previous blog that I’d nipped to the Eden Project to pick up resources. I am incredibly lucky that I used to have the beautiful biomes at Eden as my classroom. It was an amazing space where I could teach children and families about how awesome plants are. Now I’m 300 miles away in the Peak District it would be an awfully long commute! I still work for Eden but I deliver the in-school workshops on behalf of  Planet First.

So, this week I have been in London visiting two inner city schools to talk to them about looking after our world and sustainability. While this might not count as ‘wild’ I have inspired children and teachers to think about their part in the world and the impact they can have.

Between workshops and travelling I really didn’t get much time to go in search of wild activities. I did feel like I was cheating a bit, despite watching Spring Watch from my Premier Inn! I took to Twitter with my excuses and seem to have been forgiven…

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Snail Slime and Empty Classroom Day Plans

Friday was another early start and busy day. I was teaching all day so by the time 5pm rolled around I certainly wanted to put my feet up with a cuppa! I did however, manage to have a chat about our plans for Empty Classroom Day – we are having a whole school trip to the woods on Friday, very exciting!

For the evening, Ryan had booked us tickets to go to Sheffield Documentary Festival and watch Michael Moore’s ‘Where to Invade Next’. There was little time to rest, but I did manage to squeeze in a few minutes watching the snails enjoying the rain in my garden before it was time to go.

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Dancing in the Rain

Saturday! HOORAY! I feel like I could sleep all day long. Looking out of the window, it certainly seemed like a stay indoors kind of day. We planned to go out looking for elderflowers during a drier spell and then make something yummy back at home. Typically the rain has barely relented all day long.

I was determined not to go another day without a wild moment so I pulled on my wellies, wrapped up in my waterproof and ran out into the downpour. One of the #30dayswild suggestions is to ‘Dance in a Downpour’. Now I know why, it is so refreshing!  Next time the weather is on the soggy side I will definitely be dipping into my Wild Weather Book for some suggestions rather than hiding indoors.

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