Forest play for nursery kids

PUBLISHED: 14:00 24 June 2015

Children from Golden Valley House Day Nursery  in thier new forest school garden.

Children from Golden Valley House Day Nursery in thier new forest school garden.

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A NURSERY in Weston has revamped its outdoor space and has become home to a forest school.

Managers at Golden Valley House Day Nursery in Swiss Road wanted to put more emphasis on offering their children more opportunities to experience challenge and risk when playing.

The new forest school has been designed to teach children a safe understanding of how to build a fire and has rope walkways, climbing poles and more to help youngsters grow their agility and improve co-ordination.

Sue Fitton designed Golden Valley’s new-look garden and told the Mercury: “Naturally parents want their children to be safe, but the long-term benefits of children being able to assess their own risk, challenge, stronger sense of self-belief and the resilience they’ll need for school and a rich fulfilling life are huge.”

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