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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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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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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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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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A: Boredom

Writer and Mum Samantha Schoech ponders … What happens to a child who has a screen put in front of him every time the world is not a perfectly functioning entertainment center geared to his age group? How does he learn patience? How does he learn stillness? How does he learn that world is not … Continue reading »

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A: ADHD

BACKGROUND: Children these days spend far more time inside than outside. Pediatricians say this generation is the first that will have a lower life expectancy than that of their parents. The advances of previous generations are reversing the wellbeing of our children, they are being systematically destroyed by our sedentary lifestyle. The solution is not … Continue reading »

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A: References

  About Neil Hill with regard to his achievements in the field of Eco Therapy. http://healingforfamilies.com/ecotherapy Workshops held in Sotogrande March 2012 http://www.onyom.com/therapies/young-explorers-adventures-with-nature-movement-yoga/ Piece in the Guardian newspaper where Neil was interviewed with regard to his work with the Iberian Lynx http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2002/mar/31/highereducation.biologicalscience

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