MUDDY MARVELLOUSBristol & Bath
It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get stuck into the messiest fun possible at the Mud Kitchen in St Paul’s Adventure Playground.
The risks of air pollution in this area of Bristol are high, and this APE Project, to which Wooden Spoon Bristol, Bath & Somerset provided a grant of £1,500 towards, aims to create a healthier green space for youngsters and their families.
The children benefit from sensory and imaginative play in this creative and exploratory space. The youngsters have already helped with planting and watering a new orchard, vegetable site, sensory space and herb garden. Strawberries, raspberries, spinach, chard and mushrooms now grow on the allotment site, and the great thing is – all the food grown on site is harvested, prepared and cooked for the children helping to provide them with access to free, hot cooked meals.
Director at APE Project CiC, Guy Dobson, said: “We’ve also been monitoring and sending data back to Knowle West Media Centre regarding our air quality reading from the sensor they installed last year, crucial due to our location by the M32.”
The Mud Kitchen was developed and designed by the children to give them a sense of ownership and to further develop their skills and experiences. Mud Kitchens are more than just the chance to explore mud, get messy and have fun, they also provide a whole variety of learning experiences.