A plea to parents, school teachers, nurseries and families…

Couldn’t put it much better ourselves…

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Copyright Emma Richmond (WWT) Copyright Emma Richmond (WWT)

Walking through the park after running one of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s children’s activities, a little girl of about 8 or 9 came down the path on her scooter making every effort to ride through the puddles, which were so large after recent rainfall that they consumed half of the pathway! Muddy water splashed all over her cream tights and I paused in anticipation of an angry parent shouting. All I heard instead was the girl’s screams of joy and a male blackbird practising his tuneful song, almost as if congratulating her. As the girl reached my view I saw that she was head to toe in mud with tribal mud face paint.

Mudbath anyone? Copyright Vicky Page (WWT) Mudbath anyone? Copyright Vicky Page (WWT)

With muddy hands, you can take on the world... Copyright Vicky Page (WWT) With muddy hands, you can take on the world… Copyright Vicky Page (WWT)

I reminisced to my childhood, growing up in the suburbs. As a child I knew all…

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