During the pandemic over the last year the Natural Thinkers team in London have missed being able to visit schools and nurseries to see outdoor education in action, which is normally a routine part of their work.
Now that settings are cautiously and carefully re-opening to some external visitors, Natural Thinkers leads Jo and Jacqui have been able to visit them again.
We are very glad to say that from these visits Hitherfield Primary School Nursery in Lambeth has been accredited. Clare O' Malley at Hitherfield has just completed her training through LEAP and has been busy implementing her learning.
As part of LEAP's Knowledge Makes Change webinar series, on 17th March Natural Thinkers put on an informative and inspiring webinar which you can view below. The speakers included two of our
founders, community and childcare leaders, and Judy Ling Wong, activitist and honourary president of the Black Environment Network.
Thank you to all our speakers, some of which could not be included in the final video of the webinar due to data-sharing concerns. We can't wait to share more about Natural Thinkers soon.
The Community Playthings wesbite has a range of articles about outdoor play and learning in young children.
Ordnance Survey have an app called Get Outside which can inspire you with ideas for activities, from the simple such as going on a bug hunt, to the more adventurous such as ideas for where to go biking or climbing. Take a look here to explore ideas on their website or download the app! https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/app/
Order your free set of sunflower seeds to take part in Together TV's Sunflower Challenge. They aim to get 100,000 people across the UK growing sunflowers. Could you do this at home, or in the nursery or school in which you work? Find out here: Together TV Sunflower Challenge website