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A: Primary School

Outdoor learning through nature Angela Youngman Making fires, toasting bread over the flames, building shelters, climbing trees – these are not woodland activities that you would normally associate with children under five today. Yet for increasing numbers of children, this is a reality. Within the ambit of a ‘forest school’, even very young children are … Continue reading »

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A: Nature and Education

Exploring the natural world’s psychological effects on human beings: An American perspective. by Richard Louv How Nature Can Transform Education Beyond the landmark “No Child Left Inside” act. Published on September 21, 2008 by Richard Louv in People in Nature On September 18, during the Children & Nature Network’s gathering in Nebraska, mobile phones in … Continue reading »

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N: Summer Camps

From age 7 – 16 – ..Can include Parents!.. Timings Half day Specials – Parents can take some time to themselves while the kids can go wild! Day long – These camps are with parents and without. Join one of our experiences in the mountains, rivers and forests learning about the wild and building fires, … Continue reading »

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N: Spring & Easter Bushcraft

Mountain Adventures! With such big rains we have waterfalls galore to visit only recently squeezing in an after school safari to have a climb and explore. Next up, building on our Bushcraft days of February we have another family day in March (17th) and then of course a number of Easter time camps. Times as … Continue reading »

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A: Why French Kids Don’t Have ADHD

• In the United States, 5% of school-aged children have been diagnosed with ADHD, and are taking pharmaceutical medications. • In France, the percentage of kids diagnosed and medicated for ADHD is less than .5%. How come the epidemic of ADHD—which has become firmly established in the United States—has almost completely passed over children in … Continue reading »

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N: Halloweeeeeen!!

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A: Why Nature

Nature ….simply put … unlocks the full potential of people. As our increasing journey into a built up, time devouring world creates an ever greater barrier to natural life . The forward movement of technology’s original intention was to give us more quality time. But now ‘quality’ has taken on a meaning far removed from … Continue reading »

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N: Free Paly

Free play, recess vital to development of young children By Susan Westley Naples Laughter and shouts of joy no longer ring from our kindergarten playgrounds. Instead of children running, jumping rope, climbing and playing, they sit in classrooms day after day. In the Sept. 9 edition of the Daily News, an article stated: Today’s kindergarten … Continue reading »

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A: Nature Sense

Nature Sense developed by Fiona Austin and Neil Hill, illustrates how traditional therapies can be combined with nature based learning to instill far reaching benefits to our children. Outcome Enhancing the educational experience of school children, applying the principles of the ‘outdoor classroom’. This is targeted at enhancing school grades, social integration and general fitness. … Continue reading »

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A: Eco Therapy

Eco Therapy is a way to re connect our children with the natural order, the natural way of being. Harnessing of the healing power of nature to make sense and create meaning from the emotional, spiritual or psychological conditions that people face. In doing this we begin to unlock the common stored memory of our … Continue reading »

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