We all had a great day out at Sgoil na Coille at our woodland event even though there was a cold wind blowing and there were technical difficulties with the barbecue! In a glade at the back of the sgoil, Alison helped the youngsters make wood cookie necklaces, toasted dough twists on an open fire and sent them on a scavenger hunt. Down below the sgoil, Sharon was creating woven willow plant supports and there were wood turning and shaving horse demonstrations with plenty of opportunities for all to have a go. Rab came to the rescue and improvised a barbecue to keep the visitors from going hungry. Becky and visitors made willow whistles with varying degrees of success and came to the conclusion that the ones that didn't work were more pleasing to the ears! A big thank you to all who helped out before, during and after the event - we couldn't have done it without you!!
Maybe you could help us organise more events at the Sgoil na Coille? Its such a wonderful location...
Please join us on Saturday 23rd April at the Sgoil na Coille (Wood School) near Salen where there will be...
...demonstrations of wood turning and stick making and the chance to have a go at willow weaving and making nest boxes.
There will also be a chance to win small prizes for wild art and a scavenger hunt!
For refreshments there will be sizzling home made burgers on the barbecue (under the tarpaulin just in case it rains!)
All this is happening from 12 till 4pm...So be there!