The embankment is an ideal spot for a class of children to sketch from. However you must stress the importance of remaining on the embankment, observing the wildlife and the water from a distance. Also to reiterate the ‘water useful’ message whilst on site.
Extracts taken from The Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Grassland Pack
- Ask child to stand, hold a cardboard frame 20cm x 20cm at chin height.
- Look down at the grass, What can they see? How many different plants? Any animals? What is the most unusual/ attractive thing in their frame. Sketch the view.
- Kneel, once again with frame at chin height sketch view.
- Lie on stomach with frame on the ground sketch view.