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What is willow weaving?

Willow weaving is a fantastic workshop, which gets your children working outdoors.  We run these workshops most of the year, in rain or shine. 

Which age groups can take part?

This workshop is ideally suited to key stage 2 where, following our demonstration they work independently to weave the leaves for the tree.  

How long does it take?

This workshop is completed in one day.  We normally work with a few classes to create the leaves, with each class spending about 1 hour weaving.  In the afternoon, we work with a couple of children to weave the trunk and the branches onto the fence.

What else can you weave?

Our trees are easily our most popular project, but we can also make fish to decorate your school pond and crosses which are perfect for Easter.

Learn a bit more about willow weaving by downloading our free report.

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Reading dens made by year 6 children.

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In the year five lesson this morning the children have been willow weaving.  They made two Christian symbols, a cross for the school reflection area and a fish that they took home.  What an amazing workshop.  Thank you Christine Burdin.

Monk Fryston Primary School, April 2021

All children engaged throughout – they really enjoyed it and have loved seeing what they produced when it was up. Worked well with three classes – timings were good and activity was kept ‘pacey’

Moorlands Primary School

"Children were engaged in a fun outdoor activity that they never had the chance to do before.  This helped encourage positive learning and communication between peers."

Hucknall National C of E School

"Active and all could achieve.  All resources provided.  The children all thoroughly enjoyed weaving and learnt a new skill"

Woodside Junior School

"The pitch was at a level that engaged all the children.  Questions were answered with great detail and the children gained both knowledge and a new skill."

Great Linford School

"Everyone got a chance to have a go.  Improved their hand-eye coordination."

Hazel Leys Academy

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