Nursery runs forest school sessions

Children attending a Richmondshire nursery are learning through woodland experiences.

Debbie Coyle, assistant manager of Little Learners in Scorton, has completed her level two forest school leaders course and is currently completing her level three portfolio.

All the staff are currently completing forest school training.

Debbie said the nursery followed the forest school ethos which focuses on developing children’s personal, social and emotional development through regular outdoor woodland experiences.

She added: “We are currently offering three sessions a week and the children are enjoying the outdoor activities.

“These include mini-beast hunts, den building, mud pie recipes, making their own paint using mud, cooking on open fires, toasting marshmallows, making patterns with natural forest resources, measuring using sticks, making potions and looking at different animal and insect habitats.

“These forest school activities have already proved that learning outdoors does improve children’s learning outcomes.”