Sharing the Learning at Portway Juniors

It’s been lovely to see that even in semi-lockdown the children at Portway Junior School have been using our free online resources (Identifying Ash Trees and Making Art with Ash Trees) to inspire more creative learning with their local trees. Thank you to teacher Alex Walker and her colleagues for sharing these images with us,Continue reading “Sharing the Learning at Portway Juniors”

Tree Seasons, by Lucy (Year 3)

Each child that is involved in the Ash Tree Stream project across the five schools, has a sketchbook that they are using to record their experiences of Ash Trees and the ecosystems of which they are a part. We use them in project sessions and they are encouraged to take them home and use themContinue reading “Tree Seasons, by Lucy (Year 3)”

The Ash Tree by Sally Potter

The Ash Tree Gathered on the grass in your mottled, welcomeshade down at the end of the sweltering garden,we toast the newlyweds’ happiness here. Glorious tree!I gaze up at your tiny twigs and bright leaves’ traceryagainst the summer sky. Beneath your cool umbrellaI’ll rock each new-born’s pram, push the swing ever-higheras summers pass, tell theContinue reading “The Ash Tree by Sally Potter”

A Frosty Start with Appleshaw St Peters

The mist stayed with us throughout the morning at Appleshaw St Peter’s Primary School. With a similar range of materials and the same introduction as the other four schools, its really interesting for Becky and I to see how the children respond. Appleshaw has lovely wooded grounds with quite a few Ash Trees, as wellContinue reading “A Frosty Start with Appleshaw St Peters”