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2021-11-02

Celebrating 'Nature Positive 30'
 

We celebrate the publication of ‘Nature Positive 30’, a report teaching us that we need greater action, investment, and embracing of natural solutions to reverse the decline of biodiversity in the UK. These are values that Natural Thinkers shares. 

 

Read the publication here

 

2021-09-10

New blog! 'Thinking about EYFS reform' 
 

We've written a new blog about how the Natural Thinkers programme can support the delivery of the updated EYFS framework that came into force in September 2021. 

 

You can read it on the National Children's Bureau website here

 

2021-07-01

We have been accrediting and re-accrediting settings!

 

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.

 

We are also very happy to have re-accredited Pembury House Nursery and Children's Centre in Haringey. 

 

This is the first setting to which we have been able to reissue accreditation and so we are pleased with Pembury House's continued commitment to Natural Thinkers!


2021-03-17

Watch our webinar 'Reconnecting Children to Nature'

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.

 

Resources from the webinar:

Slides from our webinar
This slide deck outlines some of the principles of the Natural Thinkers programme. This formed part of our Webinar which took place in March 2021
Natural Thinkers Webinar 2021.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [690.9 KB]
Heathbrook Primary presentation
Heathbrook Primary is our lead school for Natural Thinkers. This presentation contains some wonderful photos of Natural Thinkers in action including using diverse resources!
Heathbrook Primary School presentation.p[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [2.9 MB]
Max Roach Webinar presentation
Candice James, manager of Max Roach/Loughborough Community Centre is another friend of Natural Thinkers. Here is her presentation about using Natural Thinkers and outdoor spaces in a community context!
Max Roach Webinar presentation.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.3 MB]
Presentation from Judy Ling Wong
Judy Ling Wong CBE is a friend and champion of Natural Thinkers. Here is her presentation about 'Outfoor learning as a community strategy'.
Judy Ling Wong presentation.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.0 MB]
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