Something new coming to our woods for 2020…
Roald Dahl once said,
“The more risks you allow children to take, the better they learn to take care of themselves.”
The aim of Barlow’s Wild Woods is to give children the opportunities to ‘explore, discover and learn’ in an outdoor setting. Learning is a process that results in an accumulation of knowledge as a result of a range of activities and experiences.
Visiting the woods is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the world around us. It enables the children to have ‘hands on’ experiences and an understanding about the natural environment. We will be inspiring and challenging the children in a safe woodland environment. It is a stimulating and exciting setting.
Outdoor learning has many benefits: building independence and self-esteem, improving motivation and concentration, encouraging children to be active, to co-operate and work with others, enhancing practical problem solving skills, a lifelong love of the outdoors and above all having ‘great fun.’
An article in the Guardian recently stated ‘a two hour dose of nature a week significantly boosts health and wellbeing, even if you simply sit and enjoy the peace.’