Woodland play in St Ronan’s Primary

Local authority: Scottish Borders

Roll and type: 340 – Primary and nursery

Timescale: 1 year

St Ronan’s primary discovered that woodland play has had a noticeable impact on thier pupils learning.

“It’s liberating.. they are out of theclassroom, out of the traditional playground situation and can bechildren again” sums up the benefits staff have noticed after opening the large strip of mature woodland that runs along one edge of the school. Others benefits include better cooperation, the ability to “shout and run wild”, support for quiet children in making friends and the ability to “express themselves”.

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