5 Tips on Using the Outdoor Classroom

5 Tips on Using the Outdoor Classroom

The outdoor classroom is an under-utilised space, full of incredible natural potential. It is a great place for learning and it supports the overall development of children alongside dispositions and key competencies that help them succeed in life. So why is it not...
How Nature Helps Children in a Crisis

How Nature Helps Children in a Crisis

The world is in a crisis. People are feeling overwhelmed and helpless, yet life carries on. Nature carries on. We find ourselves in our new normal. Juggling working from home while caring for our children and worrying about our children’s future and the impact a...
It’s OK To Get Bored This Summer

It’s OK To Get Bored This Summer

In an age where children are over scheduled and consumerism is rife, it is easy to feel like ‘this is normal’ or ‘I don’t want my kids to miss out’ so we do what we think our kids want and need. We so easily get caught in that trap of keeping up with the Joneses, that...
5 Top Tips for Teaching in Nature

5 Top Tips for Teaching in Nature

One of my early memories of teaching in nature was when I was working over at a YMCA camp on the Banks Peninsula in 1999. We were down at the beach and I was meant to be running an activity called coasteering. But the children were having so much fun making...
Parent Perspective: How to be a Nature Play Advocate

Parent Perspective: How to be a Nature Play Advocate

  Bio Sara Arancibia: Growing up in the 80’s in a small country town in the UK, I have many childhood memories of running down by the river, mucking around by the salt marshes, riding my bike around the block until the street lights came on, “knocking” for...
Bring Tree Climbing Back in Schools

Bring Tree Climbing Back in Schools

When I got Shaun’s email, I was not only excited, but I was pretty impressed too. Often, I get a bit of push back when I challenge people to think differently about tree climbing in their school. But this, this email showed me what proactive looks like and has left me...

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