With modern day life becoming increasingly sedentary, it runs the risk of today’s early years children being less active at home. Schools and nurseries have the power to keep our early years children happy and healthy by implementing plenty of outdoor play. The NHS recommendation is that the early years should spend 3 hours a day doing physical activities, including active and outdoor play. So, let’s bring the EYFS outdoors!
So, quite rightly, you’ve taken a look at the timber buildings available from Cabins For Schools and decided that your school deserves one. Great choice! Having a Cabins For Schools building will make an unimaginable difference to your students’ learning experience and outcomes. You’ve visualised in rich, colourful detail what the extra capacity will bring you, and you’ve maybe even stepped inside of one of the buildings at our Nottingham Show Site and breathed in that spruce scent.
While academic skills are undoubtedly paramount, soft skills are becoming increasingly regarded as equally critical in preparing students for the challenges and demands of the modern world. They enable individuals to interact effectively with others and adapt to new situations.
At Cabins For Schools, we regard an outdoor classroom as an investment. When a school’s business manager shared the reason they were considering our products, we began to see this notion in a whole new light.
With permission, we can say that the school had recurring behavioural issues with a student who, despite their best efforts, was close to needing Alternative Provision (AP settings are places that provide education for children who can’t go to a mainstream school). The school’s ethos that 'no child gets left behind' (their approach to special educational needs is best in class – pardon the pun) prompted them to apply some creative thinking to the challenge.
The school’s plan: Create a cost-effective place within the school grounds that can be used as an inclusion space for children with challenging needs, not just for one child now, but for years to come.
When you think back to your school days, what are the good memories that fill your head?
For me, it’s the lessons conducted outdoors in the sunshine, and the classrooms that were stimulating (the art room with its colours or the science labs with all their glorious potential for exploration).
Very few of our good school memories were made in fusty, stuffy old classrooms - the thought of double maths on a wet January Monday morning haunts me to this day.
Environment really matters. The right environment boosts the quality of learning and general experience.
Forest School is seen as a way of life in Scandinavia; a child-centred learning process that offers stimulating activities and holistic opportunities for growth through play, exploration and, often, supported and calculated risk taking. It helps develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on experiences in a natural, fresh air setting.
We've all heard the complaints: kids these days are too reliant on technology and are more likely to disappear behind a screen for hours at a time than explore the great outdoors. So why not inspire them to try something different? A Forest School Cabin BBQ Cabin is the perfect spot to spark creativity and teach youngsters about the wonders of nature.