We encourage our children from a young age to take a keen interest in the environment. Many of our outdoor areas include planting stations and vegetable patches, where children learn to care for their world, and even grow their own food.
The natural world is a core part of our learning and children regularly conduct scientific investigations into seasonal patterns, weather and the many changes that can be observed in the world around us. This is underpinned by our Forest School sessions, where we learn all about plants and other living creatures with activities such as building bug hotels and collecting natural materials, plus some key survival skills like cooking outdoors and den building.
As children grow in their understanding of the natural world, it gives them the opportunity to explore the ways that we can protect and preserve our environment. Children are introduced to the impact of climate change and encouraged to feel passionately about their global responsibility and the positive actions they can take to reduce their carbon footprint.