Stories from The Great North Wood with the London Wildlife Trust

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The second Great North Wood Project that I have developed was in association with The London Wildlife Trust and funded by the Crystal Palace Park Fund.

image1Coralie Oddy, Emmie Ward and I developed and delivered 10 sessions for young people and adults with learning disabilities in Crystal Palace Park about it’s history – centring on its history as part of The Great North Wood.

This project was an off shoot of our Sound Tracks Collective. Find out more about Sound Tracks here.

We received the following feedback from participants:

‘Very very nice! I enjoyed a lot!’

[We are] looking for anything in the holidays (Bromley) – this young man’s PA expressed that there was very little for adults with learning disabilities – and especially young adults, who want to mix with their peers and do activities that suit their age – in the Bromley area, especially during the school holidays. The young man’s mum later emailed to let us know He loved it at our sessions.


I like to enjoy it…I sing…I liked the singing. I like staff. I like the tree stories.

J really enjoyed the ‘zoo’ and ‘dinosaur

Croydon Mencap said they liked: the people who run the group, the singing, learning abut the Great North Wood and different birds, listening and learning new songs’

It was amazing because I enjoyed dancing and music.

I enjoyed everything because it was amazing.

We had a fab time.

I’ll come again!

Lovely…glamorous….outstanding…best day ever!

Funny ones…cheeky ones….absolutely fabulous day.

I made loads of [friends], [listed everyone in the group], thank you.

The story was amazing, very good props, very nice music. Thanks for having us.

I liked your palace yesterday. I enjoyed Crystal Palace, I like it over there.