All parents and teachers recognise that something magical happens when children go outdoors - they seem to burst into life! Education organisations such as Ofsted note that children’s concentration, engagement and the development of thinking skills are just some of the benefits of bringing play and learning outside.
Primary school teacher Wendy Hill agrees. She is particularly interested in the outdoor curriculum and how it can provide a stimulating environment to enrich children’s play and learning. Wendy offers her tips to schools, nurseries, councils, community organisations, indeed anyone trying to improve their outdoor space: