Awesome Autumn Foraging and Fairy Houses at Newhailes!

Awesome Autumn at Newhailes with P2/3! on PhotoPeach

P2/3 enjoyed a fantastic morning of foraging for autumn leaves, bark, twigs and any other interesting things that they could find and collect during their time exploring the Newhailes Estate woodlands. Stuart Whittaker, the National Trust Ranger met the class at the entrance to the Estate and led them on a magical Hansel and Gretel themed flour trail through the woods where they saw a sycamore tree with a nest of hibernating snails!
Then they all got the chance to work with a partner to design and build an elf or fairy house using their own foraged natural things. As you can see from our photographs our finished creations are
After enjoying a tasty snack ‘al fresco’ together under the woodland canopy we all worked cooperatively to create a giant Mayfly using more autumn leaves and foraged natural items. We found two pieces of charred wood which had become charcoal for the eyes. Did you know that the Mayfly was often mistaken for a fairy in Victorian times?
P2/3 cannot wait to visit Newhailes again… it was AWESOME! Our many thanks go to our parents and carers who accompanied us today and to Stuart Whittaker for a really fun and engaging workshop.