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Salty Sea in Sight

One of the many health benefits regarding the outdoors is improved mental health and well-being… I recently caught up with Lucy Carter of ‘From Lucy With Love’. (Unfortunately, we had to use technology to communicate as now living in Cornwall, she’s a little too far away for a day visit… much to my disappointment!) Lucy… Continue reading Salty Sea in Sight

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Rain-kisses in Red Suits

Forest School isn’t a place or a person. It’s a philosophy in which an outdoor natural space provides an environment for creative learning development. Using Scandinavian principles and European pedagogical theories in it’s teaching, frequent Forest School sessions empower the child with a range of skills that are often untouched in a standard classroom setting. The benefits… Continue reading Rain-kisses in Red Suits

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Outdoor Classroom Day 2017

Thursday 18th May 2017 is Outdoor Classroom Day. Over half a million children got involved in 2016 globally, and early indications show that this year will involve many more… The purpose of the day is to celebrate outdoor learning and play, and more importantly, to inspire schools and educators to make outdoor learning and play… Continue reading Outdoor Classroom Day 2017

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The Free Zoo

We spent Thursday in Thaxted, Essex. The biggest small had to miss it due to education commitments, but we hit the ground for 11.1 km of Spring sunshine and┬ábeautiful surroundings. As always, I used View Ranger to record my track, and am making good progress on the #walk2017 challenge! Use┬áthe hashtag #thewildsheep to share your… Continue reading The Free Zoo

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Riding The Storm

Without intention, we clocked up almost 6 km last Saturday. We set off for adventure whilst in Lincolnshire visiting some friends. Our first exploration of the day was to Willow Tree Fen, located between the villages of Bourne and Spalding. The fen is maintained by The Wildlife Trusts Lincolnshire and is reclaimed arable farmland. The purchase… Continue reading Riding The Storm