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Outdoor learning in all weathers: How to build your outdoor classroom for all weather conditions

Outdoor learning has been shown to enhance interpersonal communication skills between children, as well as supporting their mental health. It provides a heightened awareness of, and appreciation for the environment,...
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Building an Outdoor Classroom: Where to start

Plenty of studies over the years have illustrated the positive impact of outdoor play and the outdoors generally upon students and learning. Whether it’s for a Forest School specifically or...
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What outdoor play equipment should I get my child?

Most parents and carers love the idea of encouraging active play outside. It can be imaginative and sociable, as well as great for physical development and fitness.  But outdoor playsets...
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4 Ideas for Muddy games with kids

The idea of actively encouraging children to play in mud makes the colour drain from many parents’ faces. We get it - everybody will definitely need a thorough wash by...
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Somewhere only we know: Why children need a place of their own

Do you remember being lost in imaginative play when you were a child? Living in a dream scenario that you, and perhaps your friends, had built together?  Den building is...
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How to (and why you should) build your very own bug hotel!

Bug hotels, wildlife stacks, insect houses, minibeast motels - these fun and fascinating nature projects go by many different names. As well as encouraging kids and adults to get creative...
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Top 10 benefits of gardening for children

Very few things are better than grabbing your watering can and trowel, heading out into the sunshine, and getting your hands dirty with some gardening. But while most adults garden...
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How does outdoor play help a child’s development?

We are all conditioned to see the value of time spent outdoors. From being small children we’re told that a bit of ‘fresh air’ will ‘do us good’, or ‘tire...
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The Pros and Cons of Forest Schools

We’re beginning to see that models of education based around rote learning and based within the confines of a classroom don’t suit every individual’s needs. Society as a whole is...
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What types of seating can you use for outdoor learning & what are their benefits?

Outdoor learning is one of the most fun and engaging things you can do with children. They benefit so much from the fresh air, from letting off a bit of...