One fine and sunny day everyone was happy at Tickwood. When all the children from Severndale arrived for Forest School, the farmer said “wouldn’t it be a nice idea if we could all sing a happy song, while we learn and have fun at Tickwood?” “Oh yes” the children cried, “and then we could make a video!”
So the good people of Tickwood looked all over the internet until they found just the song. They asked the nice people in Canada, who wrote the song and played the music, if we could sing the song at Tickwood. “Of course” they replied and sent along all the words and a recording of their music.
The day soon came when another nice man from the recording studio said that some students could sing the chorus while someone would need to sing the verses. “I’ll do that” volunteered Matilda who lives at Tickwood. So they all got together and sang the song while the marketing man from Tickwood made the video and everyone had Another Happy Day… at Tickwood.
Tickwood nestles in the midst of historic woodlands broken only by grazing pastures. Here Tickwood provides facilities for the Open Air Teaching of disabled and disadvantaged children and young adults, so that many important activities can take place in a safe and secure environment. Dedicated sites for children to participate in Forest School activities – each with its own wooden structure which can shelter a class in all weather conditions. Wheelchair-accessible and eco-friendly matting cover much of the Forest School paths allowing those with physical disabilities to move freely.
Working with specialist teaching staff our students have the freedom and care to learn useful life and communication skills, as well as work skills, at their own pace and in their own time.
Producing ‘Another Happy Day’, a song for Tickwood, has made us all very happy. But we are still very much aware that there are children far less fortunate than those who are able to visit Tickwood. We are in continual shock as we witness their pain, abuse and cruelty. While we stretch out our arms to comfort we share their tears of despair. We truly hope that one day all children will be able, once again, to sing their own songs of happiness – just like we do at Tickwood.
Edward Dugdale Chairman – Tickwood Care Farm firstname.lastname@example.org 01952 882394