Children have said they would like to be able to make art in Sophia’s garden using natural and found materials. So we have installed an outdoor weaving loom where children can weave in twigs, leaves and other things they find around the garden.
Another popular request has been a hammock to provide a relaxing, quiet place for chilling out. So we now have a hammock site and a hammock has been donated that be can be taken out for children who will benefit from spending some time relaxing under a tree.
The children have asked for birds to be hung for our trees, so in our online Virtual Art Club this month, we started making doves inspired by the work of the artist Michael Pendry who creates art installations from thousands of origami doves to spread message of peace and hope.
We were excited by the installation of a Storytelling chair in our garden – or as the children are calling it, a Giant’s Throne!
We can’t wait for all the stories that will be told from this spot.