The rangers have had to keep on their toes to make he most of daylight at the after school club. We only have half an hour of light to explore and collect materials. Some people think there is nothing to do outside once winter sets in but when you look a bit closer you find many activities that are both fun and useful! We used chopping tools to prune bushes and kept the clipping for craft activities inside. Rosehips are the last fruit on the bank so we harvested some to make tea with and we explored the outdoor classroom and woods. We made headdresses and festive wreaths out of the things we collected. We have now got 5 rangers and one mum coming along and it is loads of fun, get in touch if you are interested – firstname.lastname@example.org
We have been blessed with good weather for the first two Rosebank Rangers sessions. It is very Autumnal at the moment and the sessions have worked around this theme. . It has been beautiful on the Rosebank with the fiery colours and crunchy carpet. Leaves are everywhere and they have many uses. Not only do they keep the tree’s alive they tell us what type of tree it is. The fallen leaves make a healthy soil with the help of our wormy friends.
The sessions have had a quite start but the first of the Rangers and their parents have had lots of fun doing leafy activities. We tided up the terraces and explored the bank armed with rakes and a builders sack. We built a leaf bin out of hazel stakes and chicken wire. The best part of the day was filling the leaf bin and bouncing on the pile to squash it down. With the willow fence finished and the leaf bin filling up the terraces are becoming a really nice space. We planted bulbs along the edge of the bed so that in spring we will have some food for the bee’s!
We are looking for more Rangers to join the team so get in touch if you want to join in. Spaces are limited so don’t wait till it’s too late! Wednesday Afterschool sessions will begin in the Rosebank primary playground. Lookout for posters for the next weekend session!