Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Sizzling summer of activities

Here at Poltesco we have been flat out on the beach! Well not so much flat out on a towel but flat out busy with over 400 people attending our Wild Wednesday’s on Kennack Sands it has been a fantastic summer of rockpooling and beach crafts.
With the Soul Pad tent up we were cooking on Kennack on one of the hottest days of the year!

Making Neptune's Eyes as part of the beach crafts

Visitors and locals alike discovered the amazing seashore life, it was the first year we saw a hermit crab moving house, coming out of its shell and trying a new one on for size! We found a lot of squat lobsters and everyone enjoyed the range of beach crafts each week provided by the Wild Lizard Project and the team of fantastic volunteers.

Snail racing at Teneriffe Campsite getting underway
This was also the first year that we ran activities at the National Trusts campsite at Tenerife. Designed and led by the Wild Lizard Intern Megan we had a great response for our first year with children off exploring the campsite on bugs hunts and creeping up on adults while wearing their effective camouflage insect headbands! Snail racing proved very popular which, although fairly slow was surprisingly competitive (between the children not necessarily the participants!)

Bushcraft Club also ran every Thursday through out summer at Poltesco. Led by Sarah Henn from Miracle Wood children had the chance to get into the woods and enjoy the shade while learning new skills. More information on bushcraft and Forest Schools can be found at: www.miraclewood.org.uk.

Once the schools had gone back it was Henry’s Little Big Gig. We had a fantastic response to our activities; we were so busy on Saturday that we didn’t even have a chance to take any pictures! Head dresses, Boggarts to guard tents, bamboo shakers and gypsy flowers there was plenty to choose from for big and little kids alike.

Boggart Festival goers enjoy the gig

Headbands were the festivals  must have fashion accessory, even the class teddy bear got the full treatment

A great time was had by all
Lots of concentration while making the gypsy flowers with volunteer Shannon
So what next? Megan will be finishing her internship soon but not before we have our Make a Difference Day on the Sat 25th October, 10am - 3pm. Go MADD and clear some scrub from the Cornwall Wildlife Trust's Windmill Farm Reserve for local wildlife, and to rediscover the World War Two Pillboxes hidden away onsite. Spuds and sausages cooked over the fire for lunch for all participants. This is a partnership event with the Wild Lizard Project. All ages are welcome, please call for further details.

Plus ‘Scream its Halloween! On Thurs 30th Oct, 1 - 3.30pm
An afternoon of fun and activities at Poltesco.Take our spider web challenge, make your own boggart, toast an eyeball over the campfire and enjoy a scary story! A creative afternoon that will send shivers up your spine. This is a free event but is booking essential.

For all our events please call me (Claire) at Poltesco on 01326 291174 for more information or to book your place. Keep enjoying our amazing autumn!

- Claire

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