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Landscape of the Lark Festival

This morning, Friesian class were lucky enough to visit the common with Tamsin and Sharon from the Stroud Valleys Project to take part in a workshop as part of the Landscape of the Lark Festival. We started by learning about some of the creatures that live on the common, including the recently reintroduced Large Blue butterfly and the special Duke of Burgundy butterfly. We then used our paper folding skills to create our own origami large blue.

We then went up to Minchinhampton common, where we took part in a variety of activities including a sound mapping exercise, bug hunting (which caused much excitement!), minibeast classification and 'sky walking', where the children took turns to hold a mirror under their noses and use it to look upwards whilst being guided by a friend. This technique gives the impression that you are flying - quite a peculiar sensation!

Our huge thanks go out to Tamsin and Sharon for their fascinating talks, and to Paula who came to help us.

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