Engaging children with nature through drama and storytelling

During #NationalStorytellingWeek we hear about Eco Drama’s innovative arts-based outdoor learning project ‘Out to Play’: designed in 2015 to explore the unique role of drama and storytelling within outdoor learning. 

The project uses storytelling and imagination to turn everyday urban school playgrounds, often mostly concrete, into a place of adventure and discovery about the natural world, and has connected with over 4,000 pupils aged 3-12 years old and over 600 teachers. 

By using creative play and adventurous learning, the children built upon emotional connections to nature that are subtle yet resilient, perhaps even primal. 

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