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Luke Harrison | NEWS | March 29th 2017

Building Resilience Through Play in Nature (Part 1)

This blog series is based on a recent talk delivered by Terri Harrison at the Nature Play 2017 ‘Natural Resilience’ conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. The series will be broken down into three sections. Introduction Nature Nurture has evolved over the…

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Luke Harrison | NEWS | December 21st 2016

Remembering Ann Stevens

On 23 November, Nature Nurture lost a very dear friend.  Ann Stevens worked with us as a volunteer for four years. She was a retired primary school teacher and on the first day we met we could see that she…

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Luke Harrison | NEWS | December 21st 2016

Maslow’s Hierarchy and Outdoors Play with Anxious Children Pt. 2

Anxious children don’t feel safe and tend to be in a state of ‘high alert’ or hyper vigilance most of the time.  This is not the state of mind that is conducive with learning.  Maslow’s hierarchy highlights ‘safety’ as the…

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Luke Harrison | NEWS | December 20th 2016

Maslow’s Hierarchy and Outdoors Play with Anxious Children Pt. 1

    I was just reading an excellent essay submitted by one of our Forest School Leader Level 3 students that focuses on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and it made me reflect again on how we use this theory in…

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