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Wooden Windmill Workshops

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Windmill Challenge

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 First we introduced the idea of windmills and wind power by looking at images of all kinds of windmills, from dutch windmills with pumps to wind farms.  Then we got crafty and made simple paper windmills to demonstrate wind direction & power We then moved on to making the bespoke bottle windmill design we had […]

one step ahead

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 Designing windmills for the windmill challenge

Chipping Away

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|Free load of chippings from Leadbitters To fix the path Tough work! 

Winter revisited

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Priorities right

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seed signs

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Making our seed signs to show what’s planted where. We used old wooden blinds, thin bamboo and twine, and practiced our lashing techniques to make it all stay together.  They look rather lovely and slightly french ‘potager’ style.

Spring has sprung

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A log cut down a couple of months ago- still has enough life in it   to start shooting. Welcome back bulbs! We missed you!  Good old PSB (purple sprouting broccoli)- We can rely on you to feed us! A snap shot of our new look polytunnel with lovely raised beds (what we always dreamt of […]

Bug houses

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5 Star bug accomodation 🙂

We’ve gone wildlife mad!

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Wire sculptures inspired by wildlife … And bird houses made from old flower pots and woven branches…ingenious…

Spectacular Seating

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At the beginning of term we went to the school to introduce the project to the young people Student Emma set the young people a challenge to make achair that would take their weight out of paper to demonstrate how strong some materials are and to teach about weight bearing.Some used some of their time […]

woodwork workshops

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Learning loads of new woodwork techniques Learning to chisel I love my pine cone…. Making a hole for the mallet handle with an auger….

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