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The Forest School Play Project is an exciting, inclusive and adventurous nature-based play programme which seeks to create and embed positive outcomes for young children and their families across the Better Start Bradford area.
Forest School is a unique approach to child development that enables children to learn and grow through play in a natural setting. Accessing safe, local green spaces, children will be free to discover, explore and learn through engaging outdoor activities, such as games, crafts and active play. The activities will encourage physical activity and communication, building confidence, resilience and support for growing minds and bodies.
The Forest School Play Project:
Who is it for? The Forest School Play Project is a ten-week programme for early years settings across the Better Start Bradford area for children aged 3 years and their parents. There is also a regular programme of outdoor play sessions in local parks and green spaces aimed at families with children aged 0-3 years, although older siblings are welcome to come along.
Who provides it? The Forest School Play Project is delivered by Get Out More CIC. Get Out More is a social enterprise on a mission to help people engage with nature to feel better in mind and body. Based in Bradford District, they run outdoor programmes, including forest schools, outdoor play and community engagement programmes, for people of all ages. They use local woodlands, parks and natural spaces to bring people together, be active and feel good, working towards their vision: communities and nature growing healthier together.
Where and when is it delivered? The Forest School Play Project is being delivered with early years settings across the whole Better Start Bradford area by Get Out More. Details and information on the activities being undertaken by Get Out More will be available on the Better Start Bradford website, social media channels and in early year settings. We are keen to hear from early years settings who would like to be involved.
For ideas of where to go locally and play outdoors with your children and activities to try, download the Forest School Play Project booklet “Let’s Play Outdoors”
Contact: Sam Colman
01535 668588 / [email protected]