Nature For Nurture
Children thrive in the outdoors and spending time in nature can vastly improve physical, mental and emotional health. The natural world can nurture children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) and those facing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) to develop resilience and overcome hardships.
Woodland Wakeup can provide nature adventure sessions for nurture groups, children with SEBD or other vulnerable children in school grounds or nearby green spaces. Children that may have been disadvantaged in particular areas begin to flourish at our sessions as they have many opportunities to experience success.
They develop self-esteem and confidence in their own abilities as they are encouraged to lead their own learning.
Working in line with Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) principles, meeting SHANARRI indicators and helping to achieve Curriculum for Excellence Health and Wellbeing outcomes, experienced WW staff can support the meeting individual children’s Staged Intervention targets and school improvement plan areas relating to outdoor play and learning.
“We can’t duplicate the therapeutic benefits of immersion in nature in any of our occupational therapy clinics. What children can achieve in a week (with unstructured nature play), we’ve been unable to facilitate in a year of traditional therapy.”
(Angela Hanscome, US-based occupational therapist).
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