Monday, October 7, 2013

Children and nature, so important for their education.

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"Why shouldn't every child spend a week in the countryside every term? Why shouldn't everyone be allowed to develop the kind of skills the children I met were learning: rock climbing, gorge scrambling, caving, night walking, ropework and natural history? Getting wet and tired and filthy and cold, immersing yourself, metaphorically and literally, in the natural world: surely by these means you discover more about yourself and the world around you than you do during three months in a classroom. What kind of government would deprive children of this experience?"

If you are interested in this topic here is a site with a short video that is worth visiting. Richard Louv's book Last Child in the Woods puts forward an excellent case for children spending more time in nature.

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