We think that connecting with nature, growing food and low impact living are essential skills for children to learn as they grow into the adults who will inherit our planet. Our first activity as a group was apple pressing with locally picked fruit at Brookfield parents evening in October, and we welcome children at all of our events and meetings.
We hope to connect with all of the schools and nurseries in Dartmouth Park, but have decided to start with Brookfield as many of us currently involved in our Transition Initiative have children there. We’d really like to inspire parents with children at any of the secondary schools or nurseries in the area to intiatiate events and activites in these, and are happy to help and advise.
We are currently planning a series of activities for the children at Brookfield including an assembly on waste and recycling on 20th February (featuring a man made out of cans!), and a classroom session on energy and ‘bike power’ for year 5 in the same week. Together with the PTA, we’ll be starting an after-school gardening club in the Spring. If you would like to help out, please come along to our first meeting on Saturday 28th January, 10.30am-12pm at the cafe in Waterlow Park. We’ll discuss some ideas and then have a look at the Brookfield allotment plot in the park.