Assembled here are the entries to our 2nd competition: best poster with quote / poem promoting children's need to engage with nature. Many thanks to all participants and best of luck! Prizes from Community Playthings, Muddyfaces, Jojo Maman Bebe and others.
If you'd like to take part, please see www.nationalchildrensdayuk.com
#20 Another entry from Elise Laura Ashley: 'Since I got back from Ringsfield I feel that when I’m here [Holloway] with all the noise and pollution I feel that my thoughts are in prison, they are all a blur, but when I was there, sitting in all that silence with all the space, all my thoughts came flowing out of my brain, like I couldn’t stop them'.
#19 A third entry from Elise Laura Ashley, many thanks! 'Words to describe my magic spot: Bumpy, Soil, Twigs, Stinging Nettles, Bugs, Trees, Quiets (8 year old girl) + a poem by Chris Walton (too long to pin it here).
#17 Elise Laura Ashley's entry - stunning! 'In my magic spot I have noticed some really amazing things. I noticed a colourful ladybird and bugs. My favourite is hearing the wonderful trees going ‘Wisha wisha wisha’, it sounds as if they were really enjoying their selfs. And the fresh air makes me think of a new world'. (9 year old boy)
Great entry, Anna, thanks! The photograph shows her daughters exploring the local spring in summertime. Caption: 'Love nature and take care of it as you would your own child, and it will take care of you'.