Nature based learning
"The future will belong to the nature-smart - those who develop a deep understanding of the trans-formative power of the natural world and who balance the virtual with the real. The more high tech we become, the more nature we need" Louv 2014
At John Brotchie we strive to provide a beautiful outdoor space with many natural elements; fresh air, water, dirt and fire. We believe our outdoor space actively engages and supports children's creativity, imagination, language and social skills. It also provides vast teaching and learning opportunities and where they will spend long unhurried periods of time outdoors. Our outdoor space promotes the health and wellbeing of our children and staff. Our philosophy promotes children to assess and take risks and build resilience in a supportive environment.
Elements of our philosophy and everyday practice that influence our approach to outdoor nature play include: