Summer workshops with Incredible Edible Knowsley

By Becca Nelson

CPRE Lancashire, Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester, and Incredible Edible Knowsley are working together to introduce Knowsley children to nature, the countryside, and local food, as part of a pilot project developed in conjunction with national CPRE and CPRE London and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund .

Over the summer term, young adults with learning disabilities and students from 6 primary schools have taken part in sessions at Court Hey Park and in school, planting seeds, exploring concepts of the senses and mindfulness in nature, and thinking about the importance of green spaces.

Despite the constraints of the Coronavirus pandemic, over 150 students have so far taken part. Over the summer holidays, there will be opportunities for drop-in sessions open to all, taking place on Fridays throughout August between 11am and 1.30pm. On the remaining Wednesdays in the month, three more focused, small workshops will take place at the centre, which are limited to 12 participants.

All those taking part will receive a printed copy of our ‘Countryside Challenge‘ booklet, which contains a series of challenges for children to complete independently.

The autumn term will see students visiting the countryside to take part in further activities linked with rural life and local food. There will be additional sessions for a different group of students at the centre; we hope that as well as having a positive outdoor learning experience, this will help students develop a greater understanding of and desire to explore green spaces and nature.

The summer holiday workshops are available for booking through Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/cpre-lancashire-liverpool-cr-amp-greater-manchester-17402045546

 

Incredible Edible Knowsley and CPRE are working together to set up holiday workshops for families in Knowsley
Pete and Lynn from Incredible Edible Knowsley Becca Nelson
Quernmore landscape