Children at Bright Horizons New Eltham Day Nursery in London have been enjoying their new forest school area which they helped to staff to set up.
“They have explored the area with our trainee forest school leader creating faces using mud, stones and sticks and building a trench for the dinosaurs,” said Nursery Manager Michelle Gregory.
Forest school is an inspirational concept providing learning opportunities through practical activities in an outdoor environment. Children enjoy the freedom to explore and experience the natural world in all seasons and in all weathers. Forest school embraces an approach of nurturing, supporting and developing the self-esteem of participants. It is an ideal environment in which to develop innovation, problem solving, risk taking, creativity and teamwork.