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Learning Outside - Stepping into Nature
Meadow visits offer a completely different and important learning environment for our children. Not only are the physical aspects and barriers of the classroom absent, but the independence and safety make the meadow the perfect place for children to flourish. This learning in nature allows for outdoor and woodland education to support the Forest Schools approach to learning.
Regular adventures in the meadow allow children to study first hand, local wildlife and the seasonal effects on the meadow itself. Sessions typically begin in the ‘Den’ before a myriad of physical, social and sensory learning. A meadow visit also offers opportunities for cross-curricular learning, such as ‘Macbeth in the Meadow’ and ‘Art in Space.’
Meadow visits foster independence, healthy risk-taking, team working and problem solving skills. Caring for the meadow makes our children feel proud, trusted and strong. This feeling of wellbeing and the relationships children build with nature foster immeasurable benefits for their future.
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