We had a visit from a visual artist, Caroline Byrne who carried out a wonderful workshop entitled “Connection to Time and Place”. Caroline showed us how to create wonderful little characters out of natural items that can be gathered during autumn. She showed us how we could make little homes for the characters too. We used bees wax to stick pine cones, conkers, acorns, leaves and seeds together to create little elves, fairies and much more. It was amazing to see the children’s imaginations come alive with ideas! They had a great time and were very proud of their pieces of art! Many of the children plan to place the characters in their garden or window at home. Some children plan to place them into the ground in the hope that one day a tree might grow from their seed artwork!