Time to Talk Befriending

Fri 1 Nov 2019

Great Oaks and Little Acorns An intergenerational collaboration between Time to Talk Befriending and Bee in the Woods Forest School in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex

Robina's Story

I met Time to Talk Befriending when they came to talk at a coffee morning, I attend at the doctor’s surgery. It was here I learned about their forest school project and was invited to become a Great Oak. I really like kids and I don’t get to see my grandchildren or great- grandchildren, so I was excited to meet the Little Acorns in the woods.

If I could describe my experience of the project in 3 words I would say ‘Seeing children expressing themselves’ (that’s four isn’t it?!).

Something I have noticed is that it gives me something to look forward to. I really enjoy being involved in something.

If I could sum up the benefits of taking part in the project, I would say it is being with the little children and meeting their Mums/Dads/Grandmas. I have missed it when it isn’t on (due to the weather!).

I think if I hadn’t been part of this project, I would have missed out on something important. Otherwise I would have just been on my own knitting or in the garden. Instead I knitted with a purpose (little bees) and spent time in the company of others which is important to me.