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“After school we have fun.”

The unfortunate quote above is from a six year-old. It shows a split or gulf between normal life and school. It also shows a difference between the way humans lived and learnt as hunter-gatherers and how we live and learn … Continue reading

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Nature as playground; beach, forest and bush schools

It might seem a tad business based, contrived or even goal-directed but Forest Schools do seem a healthy and liberating compliment to “normal” schools. They are child-led, so kids don’t become bored and forest schools help develop fine and gross motor skills we … Continue reading

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Children; play with nature not screens – Project Wild Thing

Thanks to Harry Eyres’s article in yesterday’s FT, I’ve discovered an admirable campaign by a guy, David Bond, with the balls to actually do something for kids who have become no more than telly-tubbies or couch potatoes and suffer as a consequence. I can’t … Continue reading

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