The film that the Lochcarron Primary School pupils created ‘ A cry for Kirkton ‘ is now available to view here via You Tube. The film was a response to their research into the settlement of Kirkton behind Lochcarron- Now our community woodland, many thanks to everyone involved, and to Ray McCartney for uploading and all his work on this.
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at the treehouse Saturday 17th , 11am to 3pm. ages 10+, booking required, £3 per person. email@example.com
Spooky Halloween event, November 4th Saturday, all ages.
prizes for fancy dress, sweetie hunt and cakes.
Halloween crafting & spooky stories. £3 per person, funds for the treehouse.
We held two workshops at the Treehouse
this week, making Mandalas on day one followed by Waxed Leaf mobiles and Teasel Hedgehogs on day two.
Mandalas are usually seen in Asia, the Tibetan word for mandala means “that which encircles a center”. Most types of mandalas are used in Buddhism, where you place symmetrical patterns in a circle. The process is very relaxing and used as a form of meditation.
For our mandalas we used locally sourced natural materials. Many of the leaves were collected from Attadale Gardens (Thank you) so we had a huge range of colours and shapes to work with. A favorite being the Japanese Acer leaves. Traditionally a mandalas are dismantled at the end to demonstrate that nothing lasts forever. Unable to destroy our beautiful works of art we opted to cherish them forever by gluing them to card & taking them home.
On our second day we melted bees wax and dipped selected leaves to hang from driftwood twigs (kindly donated by one of our participants); producing intricate waxed leaf mobiles to hang on display back home.
After sharing bakes & hot chocolate (thanks for all the yummy cakes) we set about making our Teasel Hedgehogs. Teasels are brilliant plants for birds, bees & butterflies. The pink pollen covers the summer bees, whilst in the autumn goldfinches are drawn irresistibly to tease out the shining black seeds from in amongst the brown spikes of the seed head. As the seed heads were reincarnated into a hedgehogs we collected & shared the seeds to all plant up next year….. continuing the life cycle. Using some clay we attached hedgehog heads to the teasel spiky bodies to transform into a Hedgehog. Some of our hedgehogs had larch cone eyes and rowan noses, perhaps a new take on red nose day.
Thanks to all those that attended, Attadale Gardens for the leaves & to Lochcarron Community Development Company for the use of the Treehouse as a venue.
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Remember what fun we had?
Back to the woods with the new volunteer programme of autumn 2018.
Mainly Friday mornings again, with the occasional Saturday.
Path clearing, tree-tube weeding, helping to put up a forest building and generally having an interesting time in the woods with like-minded company.
You are welcome to come along and make a difference to Lochcarron’s Community woods, even if you have never done anything like this before. Bring your tools or use ours.
All welcome: heavy work or light, and always time for a break for coffee and a chat. Next event: meet 10 am on Friday October 5th
Then (provisional dates): October 12th, Saturday 20th, Friday 26th.
Meet at the heritage trail, you may drive in at the forest entrance.
Contact Nic Bullivant 01599 534596 or 07565424981.
at the treehouse
In celebrating Kirkton woodland and Settlement of Kirkton.
ADULTS & Children aged 10 +
Come along and carve &
decorate your own Bullroarer
A Bullroarer is an ancient
Date: Wednesday 17th October
Venue: The Treehouse, Lochcarron
Times: 11 – 3pm
Please ensure you come dressed for outdoors and bring lunch or food to share. No.s are Limited, booking essential . Parental / Guardian consent required.
To Book contact:
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