Nature School, also known as Forest school, offers a great opportunity for “holistic development” through interacting and connecting with the natural world and all it’s gifts and challenges in a playful way.
Through games, Nature arts and crafts, naturalists’ and seasonal activities as well as basic survival skills, Nature School provides a real life, multi faceted learning environment.
Learning happens hands on through self directed creative play, developing motor skills, sensory awareness, risk management, problem solving and teamwork.
The teaching method of Nature School is based on the “Art of Mentoring” where the leader provides and opens the space for the child’s curiosity to engage, with questioning, creating appropriate learning edges (creating opportunities to extend the edge of knowledge) and encouraging playful experimenting in a learner centred way rather than through direct teaching.
All Nature School activities, due to their variety and practical nature, help the participant to clearly see their own achievements, increasing their knowledge and skills, and thus building self esteem and confidence.