How many of you were ever children?

(In the Moment Photography)

Close your eyes for just a moment and remember where you loved to play. Remember the sounds, the smells, the feelings…’

Chances are some of those places have been built on or ploughed up. People need houses and they need food.
When Sarah Lawfull at ‘Where the Fruit Is’ asks this question at conferences or training courses many adults call to mind gardens, fields, roads, railway sidings, woodlands and parks. They identify freedom, adventure, mishap and learning how to get along in life as direct outcomes of their playful, often risky, connection with other children and the natural world.
They quickly note that few children today have these experiences. Find out more about why Forest Schools are so important for the children of today here