I visit many schools and settings here and abroad and take lots of photographs to reveal and share good practice.
This girl is not even two but is determinedly carrying water back and forth from the water butt in this large bowl. From her facial expressions you can see that she is happy, motivated and determined. See the new book- 'Taking the First Steps Outside. Under threes learning and developing in the natural environment' written with the two teachers, to view the work of this fantastic centre in Portugal.
Children at the Explorers Club, freely choosing to identify the plants and minibeasts. Asking questions of themselves, they gradually come to a decision about a species. They learn how to persevere, be systematic and highly observant. Important attributes for scientists.
9 year olds constructing while at the Explorers club. At Chilton Primary (Oxon), children have an hour a week visiting the Explorers Club. This is a patch of land in the corner of the outdoor space, consisting of trees and shrubs. Only natural materials are allowed. Have a look at the Useful Resources to see the types of learning gained from children visiting this site and co-exploring with adults.