“Have a forest adventure with Superworm in 2015” – says the Forestry Commission’s website.
To help this, the Commission has published a book by Julia Donaldson. It tells the story of how a superhero worm and his mini-beast friends defeat the ‘villainous Wizard Lizard’. The Commission says:
From 13 March until the end of October, families can enjoy Superworm activity trails at around 20 selected sites across the country. Each activity trail will include up to 10 stops and take around one hour to complete (distances will vary between 800 and 1,500 metres). At each stop, visitors will discover a panel containing activities and questions inspiring them to use the Superworm story and its characters to think about the woods and forests around them.
The trail has been designed by the FC (England) learning team with activities for children aged 3-6, plus aspects that will appeal to 6-8 year olds. They set out to encourage children to use their ‘superhero’ senses and powers of discovery and creativity; from discovering the touch and smell of the forest to becoming nature detectives.