UPDATE: Spring Greens Fair 2018

WoW worked over 3 School days on 4 workshops,
prepared 9 hard copy school packs and 5 digital school packs for five home education families.

We had on show our longest ever Water Cycle drawing, all 9 metres of it – The H20bservatory, and for one holiday weekend following the school workshops, the whole project opened to the public with talks, live tweetings, countless conversations and the launch of “The Little Green Schoolbook” (not to be confused with the little red schoolbook). 

“The Little Green Schoolbook” contains a collection of ideas from ‘the NEXT GENERATION’, all designed to promote environmental awareness and be a guide to better caretaking of the Earth.

UPDATE: Spring Greens Fair 2017

After a couple of days seconded to Spring Greens Fair 2017 to gather extra material for their eight school packs, the programme for the following two public days looked so good that it was impossible to stay away.  so we joined in with all the fun.

Our thanks to Sam Goddard, Richie Cotterill and everyone at Spring Greens Fair for the opportunity to provide all the schools taking part with work sheets and follow on project packs.

Thanks also to Sarah Blenkinsop, Frank Hemming, Pete Linnel, Jo Dainty, Sarah Adby, Gordon Coppock, Rebecca Finney and Matthew for their assistance.

Here’s our Gallery of the fair:

Got to see the Riversimple Hydrogen Car close up at Spring Greens fair


Unlike our Field Centre’s pizza oven, Matthew’s Cob Oven needs a roof to keep the rain off but his pizza cook faster > 90 seconds

All the school pupils enjoyed preparing, cooking and especially eating their own pizza – the tastiest highlight of the second School Day.

Whilst the school pupils were busy powering their kettle and frying pan using two bicycles from the Energy World of Gordon Coppock, some less energetic adult sat back and waited for the kettle to steam over a wood fire.

The Bender building in the above photo, was built by the pupils of Weobley Primary, Staunton on Wye, Dilwyn and Gladestry Primary over the first School Day with materials and a guiding hand from Pete Linnel.

After four busy school session on each of the two school days, there was time to ‘Gather in the Day’ and make a start on designing those Idealistic Homes (The theme of this year’s Spring Greens Fair)

We provided each school with a large ‘goodie bag’ of construction materials, each labelled with clues and questions. Contents included stone, mini-bricks, slate, woods, insulation, fabric, original sketches of homes and building details from IOL (Image of Learning) along with a collection of objects with questions to serve as clues in a competition to win the Spring Greens Fair Idealistic Home Green Dragon Award.


Spring Greens Fair hosted 80 school pupils, with their teachers, over two School Days.  You can follow this link to the Pembridge CE Primary School follow-up project.

Meanwhile, we noticed that there were tens of thousands of once ideal freshwater snail homes laying uninhabited in the River Arrow (photo below) – a mystery found by two pupils when looking for material to build their ‘Mini Fairy Houses’ :

The Spring 2017 River Arrow mystery. Did farm run-off cause the deaths? Any ideas – or is THAT another schools project for another Spring Greens Fair School Day?










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