Forest School, Teenagers and Craft Skills

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The Forest School movement has its roots in Scandinavia, where it began life with infants and young children. When it came to Britain it was on the back of research that demonstrated the benefits for younger children particularly those in early years. Since then, its growth has remained strongest with Early Years, where the benefitscontinue reading »

Yoga Mindfulness for Kids

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Mindfulness has become a buzz word recently. For us at the Somerset Natural Learning Academy it something we have been working with since 2006. I was originally employed by the Glastonbury Trust (our parent organisation) to research the use of Yoga and Meditation in primary schools. We began our ‘6 Schools Project’ to explore howcontinue reading »

The Camino De Santiago, Walking And Well-Being

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“Solvitur ambulando” (It is solved by walking) – St. Augustine Every year thousands of Spanish school kids walk the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, joining the hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who flock from all over the world to do the Camino. It is a fascinating phenomenon, and is attracting not only pilgrims, but filmmakerscontinue reading »