Lessons to be learned in the great outdoors

Fanny Hardy, Elly Dolan, Lisa Wilson and Linda Matthews with their certificates EMN-141028-105408001
Fanny Hardy, Elly Dolan, Lisa Wilson and Linda Matthews with their certificates EMN-141028-105408001

Three members of Caistor’s Lincolnshire Montessori team are celebrating after achieving their Certa Forest School Leader certificates for their work with children.

After several months of work with Elly Dolan from the Back 2 Nature Training Ltd, Fanny Hardy, Linda Matthews and Lisa Burton have been awarded the Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership.

The course has involved lessons in the woods near Broughton learning all about the Forest School Programme, a type of outdoor education where children experience hands-on learning in a woodland environment.

“We are thrilled for Fanny, Linda and Lisa that they have achieved this Certificate,” said Theresa Ellerby, Head of Lincolnshire Montessori nursery and school.

“We are very fortunate in having 10 acres of grounds for the children to enjoy and they have been putting their learning into practice,

“There is a great deal of research about the physical and mental benefits of nature play and learning, and we are pleased to have been able to create a whole philosophy of this.

“We thank Elly for her hard work in supporting the team.”