Back in July we attended Liverpool Soup run by Social Enterprise Network; Sent Together
Liverpool Soup is where ‘not for profit’ organisations like us, get to pitch their idea in front of an audience and they get to vote for whoever’s they would like to win the pot of money and develop their project.
We entered, nervously pitched our idea for a fully outdoors, Forest school holiday club. There was some strong competition but WE WON!!
We won £600 to develop our idea and in August we launched our ‘Greenslate Farm Forest School Holiday Club’. We used the funding pot to pay an extra member of staff, advertise and buy some resources for the holiday club.
We ran 6 dates over the Summer holidays, where children had the opportunity to build dens, hunt for mini-beasts, climb trees and build a tree house. One of the girls on the holiday club found a slug at the start of the day and initiated lots of different activities around the slug and caring for it. The children hunted for food for the slug, found some friends, built a house, made some signs and then built their own den next to the slug house to keep an eye on it!
We also used ropes to develop play opportunities. We made rope swings, ropes assault course and a rope bridge all with the aim to develop physical skills.