The children learned a great deal during the project. They discovered how to move and weave the willow branches in a safe manner so there was minimal chance of an accident. Different colours of willow were used and there was lots of discussion about length of the branches, their ability to bend and twist. Fine manipulative skills were developed as they wove. Mathematical awareness was promoted through the creation of stars using triangles which were woven together.
Children became more aware of our living willow tunnels outdoors and the final large piece was initially given a handbag and a pink wig!! However later she became a witch as we prepared for hallowe'en.