Children can immerse themselves in other eras

Skovskolen follows the traces of life in the Middle Ages – and invites children and young people to join. There are various events on the program.

Skovskolen invites again this year to a summer party. It follows in the footsteps of medieval life. © Heidi Tripp (archive)

The forest school in Cappenberg will soon take you back to the Middle Ages. On the occasion of the 900th anniversary of the monastery in the Selm district, the Waldschule am Brauereiknapp decided this motto for the summer holiday campaign 2021. The program includes medieval everyday life and medieval crafts. These events are offered:

  • A (stick) horse named Socke
    For children from 8 to 12 years, Wednesday 27 July at 16-18
    Meeting place: Skovskolen Cappenberg, Am Brauereiknapp 17
    Registration: until July 20 on tel. (02306) 53541
    Participation fee: 7.50 euros per. person

    Hop, hop, hop, horse race gallop: knights need noble horses. Making the hobby horse is an upcycling project. “First we build a knight horse (hobby horse) from old socks, buttons and old pieces of fabric and then we go on the first ride,” explains the forest school. Bring a pair of old socks and a worn T-shirt, as well as a “knight meal” in between.

  • Yoga instead of equestrian sports
    For people aged 16 to 99, Saturday 30 July at 18.00 to 19.30
    Meeting place: Skovskole Cappenberg
    Participation fee: 7.50 euros per. person
    Registration: until July 21 on tel. (02306) 53541

    There will be a special yoga session on July 30 at the Forest School. “You do not need marathon endurance, but ‘Ritter Sport’ should not be your only reason to get up off the couch. So take a little courage on something new, and in a special yoga session we not only greet the sun, but also make stars and becomes the moon, “says the forest school.

  • Medieval “conveyor” and bean fertilizer
    Families with children from 3 to 6 years, Tuesday 2 August at 10 a.m. to noon
    Meeting place: Skovskole Cappenberg
    Participation fee: adults 12 euros, children 8 euros
    Registration: until July 26 on tel. (02306) 53541

    Medieval transporters – by that the forest school means horses. Two will be on site on the day of the event. Unfortunately it is not possible to ride. “For everything around. So after an important security briefing, you can not only iron them out, but also learn something about their way of life and possible uses today, feed them and eventually distribute the horse excrement on our vegetable garden. The crucial thing is not whether you can steal horses with someone, but who shovels the dung from the farm, «it read from the forest school in the announcement of the event.

  • Fast as the wind on four legs – already in the Middle Ages
    Children from 7 to 14 years, Tuesday 2 August at 16.30 to 18.30
    Meeting place: Skovskole Cappenberg
    Participation fee: 12 euros per. person
    Registration: until July 26 on tel. (02306) 53541

    Once again, this event is about horses. The program is similar to the morning in the same day – but in the afternoon it is the slightly older children’s turn.

  • Knights: indoor tournament for (sticks) horses
    Children from 8 to 12 years, Friday 5 August at 15-17
    Meeting place: Skovskole Cappenberg
    Participation fee: 7.50 euros per. person
    Registration: until July 29 on tel. (02306) 53541

    Hobby Horse Socke and hobby horse Horst are saddled and ready to herd impatiently with their hooves. On August 5, the big knight tournament is on the doorstep in the forest school. “Who is the most successful in the daring riding maneuvers at breakneck speed and takes home the trophy? A real highlight, because every knight takes home a real tournament band! ” says the forest school. If you do not have a hobby horse, you can borrow one from the forest school.

  • Medieval workshop
    Children from 6 to 10 years, Saturday, August 6 at. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Meeting place: Skovskole Cappenberg
    Participation fee: 30 € per. person
    Registration: until 28 July on tel. (02306) 53541

    Leather, wood and wool as well as games and tricks: Participants can test their skills on different stands. “The little journey through time is rounded off with a bonfire and delicious stick bread for refreshment,” says the forest school.

  • Medieval Summer Festival: In the footsteps of the girl Hildegard and the farmer’s son Heinrich
    Sunday, August 7 from 2pm to 6pm
    Meeting place: Waldschule Cappenberg, admission: free, no registration required

    “On a journey through time, we experience life in the Middle Ages,” explains the forest school at the festival on the occasion of the 900th anniversary of the monastery. The program includes medieval everyday life and medieval crafts. Medieval cuisine can also be tasted. A tournament is the highlight of the day.

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