AS part of our ongoing ‘Haven on Earth’ project to develop Kirkton community woodland. we are undertaking some community engagement work, and working with the pupils from Lochcarron Primary school. Lynda Beveridge and Paul Swan have started things off with some school visits this March.
In view of the ruined settlement at Kirkton Community Woodland pupils were asked to consider; why did the former residents of Kirkton choose to settle there? Having examined the local OS map, Pupils set about constructing their own ariel view of a settlement using natural materials. They were assigned team projects e.g Settlements, Roads and Paths, Water and Rivers, Vegetation & Mountains. With great gusto and teamwork pupils set about making their own settlement comprising of a Tipi, houses, grazing enclosures, places of worship, roads, bridges, rivers, forests, flora and fauna and mountains. Not to mention a harbour with marina and pier, an ancient stone circle, an ant sanctuary and their very own version of Rio’s “Christ the redeemer” overlooking the settlement. Great work for the pupils of Lochcarron Primary school!
We hope to see some of them at our Easter Activities Programme at The Treehouse in Lochcarron.