This Autumn, our theme in the Dragonfly Wood is Gather.

autumn treasures … collecting evidence of learning … seed planting season … blackberries … storytelling … networking … taking part in awards … autumn land art … creating and playing games … outdoor pizza oven … group games and challenges … writing together … leaf art

blackberry-2340884_640Blackberry Harvest We can’t keep up with the blackberries all around the woodland this week. Using drinking bottles half filled with water allows children to give the berries a quick wash as they collect them, though with all the rain we’ve had it may not be so necessary! At the campfire our favourites are foil baked apples with blackberry centres, blackberry pancakes and using the cooked berries for tie dye. The tie dye is great for the berries collected close to the roadside that we don’t want to eat, but don’t want to waste.
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