The coffee morning on Saturday 28th to coincide with the RSPB bird watch weekend was a resounding success. Children from Clara Vale and Crawcrook made bird feeders to take home to attract birds to their own gardens. Wildlife artist, Jonnie Foker demonstrated using pastels to draw bird shapes. Children and parents joined in to produce a colourful frieze which will be hung in the hall for all to see.
Thanks to everyone who came along, to all the people who baked scrumptious cakes and especially to the team in the kitchen. We raised around £150 towards bird feed for the birds in the nature reserve.
Thanks also to all the parents and children for taking part in activities and allowing these photos to be shared, we are so glad you enjoyed yourselves! One of the youngsters, Jake Raad, declared it ‘…the best coffee morning ever!’.
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The January Clara Vale Village Hall Coffee Morning coincides with the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, so the CVCG are joining forces with the Village Hall Committee to make a little event out of it.
Alongside the usual tea, coffee and delicious home-made cakes, if that weren’t reason enough we have opportunites to:
- Make a bird feeder to take home
- Try out a bird-related art activity with local artist Jonnie Foker* (and view some of his work)
- Visit our bird hides and complete the RSPB survey (11:00 – 12:00)
All funds raised from the activities will help us to purchase bird feed for the Nature Reserve.
*Jonnie Foker is a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists and Bearpark Artists Co-operative, specialising in birdlife. Jonnie will provide a taster art activity and bring some of his work to view or buy. Find out more at bearparkartists.co.uk
When: Saturday 28th January 10:30 – 12:30
Where: Clara Vale Village Hall
The CVCG are delighted to announce that following an extensive review and with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund within our Flowers in the Vale project, new educational resources are now available to download. The resource has primarily been created with the purpose of encouraging more schools to bring children to the Reserve and benefit from all that it has to offer.
A total of 18 Activity sheets are available, to assist childrens’ outdoor engagement with the natural environment in Early Learning, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. The activities can be applied in many educational outdoor environments, not just at Clara Vale.
All of the educational material can be accessed from under the ‘Visiting the Reserve’ tab and going to ‘Educational Visit Resources’.
Here are links to the individual resource elements:
If you would like to get in touch about arranging and educational visit please use the contact form on the Planning Your Visit page.