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Forest school emerges in Toxteth

24 August 2015
Adam Abuhassan, Antony Roberts, Saif Abuhassan, aged 10, and Rehabot Ashenafi, cook in the kitchen at the forest school.

Young people in Liverpool are enjoying a taste of the great outdoors during their summer holidays with a range of fun outdoor activities supported by Sanctuary Housing.

New forest school over the summer supported by Sanctuary Housing

Antony Roberts, Tia Hume, Libby Kelly, Maryem Rahmam, Rehabot Ashenafi, Saif Abuhassan, Frankie Oldham, and Adam Abuhassan, enjoy forest school at the Tiber site on Lodge Lane.

More than 130 children, aged three to 12, have enrolled with the Greenhouse project and are participating in a new forest school on the Tiber youth project site, on Lodge Lane, Toxteth, which is running Monday to Friday over the summer break.

Fun outdoor activities at Forest School in Toxteth

The youngsters have been taking part in free activities including face-painting with mud, making scarecrows, using flowers to create pictures, learning about camping and building dens.

Sanctuary Housing’s support for Lodge Lane, Liverpool

Frankie Oldham, aged six and Adam Abuhassan, aged seven, enjoy a quiet moment in the reading corner.

The leading housing provider has invested £1,000 to support the forest school as part of its commitment to a wider regeneration initiative in partnership with Liverpool City Council and other local groups to transform the Lodge Lane area of Liverpool.

Space at the Tiber site to make way for the school was cleared by local volunteer Kwok Lau.

Graham Nolan, Sanctuary’s head of neighbourhood partnerships, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the forest school which gives youngsters the chance to take part in fun outdoor activities and learn more about the environment. Sanctuary aims to support the communities in which we operate and this is part of our ongoing commitment to the regeneration of Lodge Lane.”

Pam Sutton, lead play worker at Tiber, added: “These are fun activities for the children to learn from. Our forest school is something completely different for the community to experience.”

To take part in the forest school or other activities with the Greenhouse multi-cultural play and arts project, please contact Pam Sutton on: 0151 7268899 or email: pam@greenhouseproject.org.uk

To find out more about working in partnership with Sanctuary and neighbourhood investment in Merseyside please contact Graham Nolan on 07725 829264 or email graham.nolan@sanctuary-housing.co.uk