LEAVES FOR LIFE!

Want to do your bit to spread the word about the climate and ecological emergency?

Join our Leaves for Life campaign, a great way to urge immediate action and raise awareness of the perils faced by our planet.  All you need to do is: find a leaf – decorate it with a powerful messageshare it. #LeavesforLife 

We at Going Wild want to give everyone, especially young people, a voice on behalf of nature. Leaves are crucial to life on earth and a perfect way to spread our urgent message. Let’s use them to create a worldwide media storm!  

We aim to build momentum over the spring and summer. Then, in the run up to COP26 in November, we will shower leaf messages on world leaders and senior industrialists, demanding action on the climate and ecological emergency.

To achieve global reach we need to work together and get millions of beautiful leaf messages out for the world to see.  Hang them in your window, from a tree in your street, get your local schools to participate, involve your local arts community.  Make one yourself and be ready to bombard social media!  

We’re so excited to see all these wild creations inspiring hope and action for our wonderful planet. 

To nature’s recovery!

Tips – 

  • Go outside, search for a tree that is special to you; sit down and listen to it.  If the tree could talk, what message would it give to the world? Share this message on one of its precious leaves.
  • Most paints and pens work but experiment to find out which materials will work best on your leaf. 
  • It’s easier to apply paint on leaves that have been pressed between sheets of paper for a few days.
  • Decorate how you wish – cut out messages, paint pictures, stick leaves together or create some amazing land art.
  • For more inspiration https://www.richardshilling.co.uk/leaf.html  http://www.jamesbruntartist.co.uk/#top

Interested in getting involved? Please contact us – info@goingwild.net

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WILD THINGS – new book to be published by Lonely Planet Kids April 2019

We are excited about our new book “Wild Things, over 100 magical outdoor adventures” to be published by Lonely Planet Kids on 12 April.

Have you ever wanted to find fairies in the garden, meet a unicorn in a forest, ride a dragon to a magical mountain or share a picnic with a mermaid?  This book is packed with magical and imaginary wild world adventures to enjoy everywhere.

To Pre- order your copy click on the following link  https://amzn.to/2MTOc0g

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Beach art and games in the city

DSC02388 DSC02398DSC02374We had lots of fun in the sand today on the south bank of the Thames near London’s Royal Festival Hall.  Thanks to Muddy Puddles for inviting us to join them for beach art and games in the city.

Thank you to all the families who came along despite the rain.  We were so impressed by their creativity and imaginations – they made wonderful animals and aliens, huge funny feet, ball runs wrapped around trees and even a volcano. There are lots more fun ideas for beaches everywhere in the Beach Book.

We are still running our Funny Feet competition with up to 50 copies of The Beach Book to be given away.  Try making gruffalo feet, monster feet,alien feet, dragon feet, animal feet or fancy shoes for giants and tweet photos to @quartoplays with #funnyfeet for a chance to win a Beach Book

The Treehouse School – putting the environment at the heart of learning

Treehouse School

We felt priveleged to meet the people behind The Treehouse School at the premiere of a short film about their inspiring school.  This alternative non-fee paying school is designed around children’s needs and interests and deeply committed to outdoor learning and the environment.  They believe that children are entitled to memorable childhoods where learning is fun and individuality is valued.  For further information see www.thetreehouseschool.org.uk

Going Wild at London’s Natural History Museum

 

 

Going Wild joined in the Natural History Museum’s Bat Festival on the 6th July, with lots of families coming along to make bats and all sorts of other creatures including birds, monsters, giraffes, ladybirds and, of course, dinosaurs!  Thank you to the Natural History Museum Wildlife Garden for inviting us to be part of their event.

Look at my dinosaur!

 

 

Can you roll or catch an egg without it breaking? – Easter holidays “Screen free” challenge No 11

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Easter “Screenfree” challenge no 11 – Challenge your friends and family to an egg rolling or egg catching competition 

Out for an evening walk to enjoy the increased evening light we came across a group of cub scouts throwing painted hard-boiled eggs down the hill.  Some eggs broke quickly (much to the delight of the red kites which swarmed down to gobble them up!) and others seemed to survive throw after throw.  Much fun being had by all; it felt like the beginning of summer.

How about upping the stakes this Easter?  Why not roll eggs that haven’t been hard boiled?  Or play a game of egg catch.  Can you catch that egg without it breaking?!