Brighton Steiner School’s kindergartens, including the little kindergarten (also known as Playgroup) walk daily in nature. The kindergartens also have longer walk days where they might spend most of the morning outside. We are so lucky to have East Brighton Park close by for our outdoor explorations on the downs. The local park rangers recently helped us create an area with tree trunk benches where we can picnic. Feel free to share the Facebook post here.
Although every week is walking week in Brighton Steiner School’S early years department, we also took part in ‘Walking Week’ which was launched this year on 20-25 th June 2016 by Brighton and Hove city council. Walking week is a new initiative for pre-schools, childminders and nurseries to organised by Brighton and Hove’s school travel team, to tie in with ‘walk to school week’. School travel advisor, Polly Stebbens, visited us on one of our walks and arranged photographs for the ‘Walking Week’ press release. She said that we are the only early years provision in Brighton to walk daily and that what we do is fantastic.
We all know that walking is healthy. Our kindergarten teachers notice an increase in the childrens’ stamina and less time off sick since we started our regular walks.
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We need less tests and more wilderness in education. Ben Fogle. Below is a link to this interesting article about the benefits of being in nature from The Guardian.