We have had a super day with 44 students from Marymount, who came to explore the theme of kindness with us here at the Hazelhut.
The students were involved in a range of activities organised by their teachers and Hazelhut staff in collaboration.
In their free time the 4th graders loved running all over the Hazelhut grounds, looking at the animals and playing games.
All too soon it was time to return to school for them, but taking a 'kindness cookie' with them made it all worthwhile!
Thank you to the bright and happy children who came today and to their kind and patient teachers. You all always welcome back!
A few weeks ago we had a wonderful party for a 7 year old here at the Hazelhut summer camp near Rome.
The warm weather meant we could spend time outdoors. The children loved playing with Pip and racing around looking for clues in the treasure hunt.
Some kids had their faces painted.
Others enjoyed sports on the football pitch.
And others just wanted to dance!
Only one lucky girl enjoyed lots of generous gifts....
....but everyone enjoyed a slice of chocolate birthday cake!
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What a super day we have had with some smashing little Hazelhutters!
With the sun shining, we spent a lot of time outside. The first stop was, of course, the piglets.
We ate our lunch outside too and even though these children are all young, they each made their own sandwiches!
After lunch there was time to play with Pip and relax in the sun.
The kids enjoyed an outdoor treasure hunt and were very fair when sharing out the booty.
Naturally we had to go and collect the eggs and say 'hello' to Fluffy and Smokey as well.
The chestnut forest can't be missed at this time of year either, with its carpet of cyclamen and orchids - so we went there too.
Some strange animal noises spooked out the children so we returned to the house.
Indoors the children enjoyed working in the art room.
They did some singing and dancing and making music and they enjoyed a quiet story too.
Our next day for children under 8 is May 5th. Please contact us if you would like to join in the fun!
On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week we were working with the kids from ISC Grade 6, helping them to understand the ancient Romans and preparing them for the exhibition. We loved having this energetic and thoughtful group of students and just wish the time could have been longer. The first day was spent in Rome looking at the ancient monuments with James as tour guide. They also went to the ancient Roman baths near Viterbo to experience the relaxing side of ancient Roman life!
The rest of the time was spent at the Hazelhut. The students responded well to our open spaces and seemed to really understand how we need to consider many of the concepts connected with their transdisciplinary theme of 'Sharing the Planet' when we work at the Hazelhut.
They learned about the many things we do to maintain a balance within our fragile ecosystem and they loved running wild in the woods and on the football pitch! Hazelhut meals were also a big hit with this team.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish the Grade 6 students every success with their exhibition and to thank their teachers for all their help in making this trip a wonderful experience for everyone.
After many failed attempts, due to unusually bad weather, we finally managed to put on a 'kindness retreat' for Marymount School at the Hazelhut. Organised brilliantly by Ann and her team, we enjoyed the fruits of working with a group of keen and caring grade 5s.
They carried out a range of activities including a thought provoking version of 'Jenga', cookie making for family members and painting rocks with reminders of how important it is to care for others. We can't wait to do it all again with Grade 4!