Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust’s Wild at Heart project has been transformed to enable project participants to stay connected to nature and each other during lockdown. Wild at Heart is a National Lottery Community Fund project that delivers friendly and supportive nature-based activity sessions for adults over 50 years, helping to improve well-being and personal resilience through building a connection to nature and meeting other people. The group usually meets on a weekly basis and delivers nature based activities such as wildlife walks, cooking, gardening and crafts.
However since lockdown began the Wild at Heart project has had to be transformed to enable participants not to miss out on the regular contact with the team and other participants through friendly telephone calls, an active online community and regular nature activity packs posted to their homes, which is especially important for the participants who are not online.
One particular highlight is the new group project to make Wild at Heart Bunting, each participant was sent fabric and instructions through the post so they could decorate their own bunting triangle in their own way – a ‘group’ activity even whilst apart! The bunting will be assembled when the group returns so they can celebrate what they have achieved together.
Posted on: 19 May 2020