In Forest School, Year 3s learnt about Wassailing – the Twelfth Night tradition with pagan roots. This is where you give thanks to the trees and give them an offering (bread and apple juice) in the hope for a good harvest in the coming year.
The children gave the trees some hugs, took part in a ‘waking up the trees’ procession (shouting ‘wake up trees’ while banging pots and pans – sorry to our neighbours!) and enjoyed some warm juice before doing a little dance around the apple tree.
It did feel a little bonkers – but everyone had a good time!
Happy New Year and here’s to lots of exciting Forest School sessions this term.
Click here to view the video of Year 3 enjoying Wassailing.