Drawing from nature – nature journals

Creating a nature journal or field guide can be a richly rewarding experience. It is the perfect way to develop and record an understanding of the natural world around you by using observation, reflection, drawing and creative writing.  Traditionally, nature study journals were more of a scientific way to record observations, but they can also … More Drawing from nature – nature journals

Children discover local WW2 history when evacuated to Testwood Lakes

At Testwood Lakes Nature Reserve in Totton children can see genuine WW2 remains and artefacts and experience what life was like for an evacuee in the New Forest. Oakwood Primary School Year 3 children from Southampton have been studying their local history from the WW2 era this autumn term. To get some real ‘hands-on’ experience … More Children discover local WW2 history when evacuated to Testwood Lakes

The UK’s Green Poet pays a visit to the New Forest

Martin Kiszko, the UK’s green poet inspires year 5 pupils from Beechwood Junior School at Testwood Lakes Nature Reserve, Totton At Testwood Lakes Nature Reserve in Totton, 60 year 5 pupils from Beechwood Junior School, Southampton have just taken part in a unique day of eco-challenges and a water-inspired poetry workshop. The children are right at … More The UK’s Green Poet pays a visit to the New Forest