The children at Croscombe Primary School spent 3 days helping make 3 large willow dens. They worked in pairs, during short sessions, to carefully weave the sides of each den. Despite the freezing spell of weather, the sun made an appearance which helped warm cold little fingers whilst teachers, assisted by some parents, ensured that no one got too cold by providing warm mugs of hot chocolate.
The dens are made from living willow hence the need to make them during the cold winter months. I imagine roots will already be taking root and shortly the dens will show signs of green shoots.