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Having a Nature Mindset

Having a Nature Mindset

I often hear the words ‘yes, but…’ when running workshops for educators about setting up regular nature excursions or a nature programme in their school. While I can definitely see the challenges and I get to hear first-hand from many teachers around...
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...
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...
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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