Something new coming to our woods for 2020…
The aim of Barlows Wild Woods is to ‘explore, discover and learn’ in an outdoor setting. Learning is a process that results in an accumulation of knowledge. Visiting Roebuck woods is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the world around us, enabling children of all ages to have ‘hands on’ experiences and an understanding about the natural environment.
Roald Dahl once said,
“The more risks you allow children to take, the better they learn to take care of themselves.”
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.’