Friars Early Years Nature Play
As part of the Red Rose Forest offering to local schools around The Meadows in Salford, Friars Junior school requested two one day sessions to promote natural play outside with their Early Years children.
Groups of around 10 – 13 came outside to play in an area which was quite lacking in any natural resources. With a little ingenuity and by bringing to the site a few log rounds, some sticks and pine cones, we demonstrated how children can successfully engage with the natural world even in a space that seemingly lacked scope for such activities.
The feedback from staff was very positive with plans now being drawn up to enhance the area and incorporate more natural world play into their Early Years setting.