When R was a baby, we were in UK, renovating my old house and for 9 months R attended a nursery part time. R may not remember much about her days there as she was so small, but she loves looking through all her records and keepsakes and often asks questions about the school and her teachers.
See Saw Day Nursery was run by Mark and Sarah Whelan who now run Saint Georges Preparatory school in Boston. I make a point of staying in touch with them and have followed the progress of their new project over the last year. Following the forest school concept, St Georges Preparatory School aims to provide holistic education to its students with emphasis on outdoor play and learning through nature.
With an outstanding Ofsted report and Best New Business Award to their name, this small school is proving that education does not have to be confined to the classroom and that school curriculums do not have to be limiting to the pupil.
The kids at this forest school wrap up warm and go out to play in the cold weather, get their hands dirty, and breathe fresh air every school day.
Our mutually supportive relationship with Saint Georges Preparatory School provides R with invaluable links to her roots and insight into what her peers are learning in UK. We exchange photos, letters and emails, share ideas and plan to have a live chat with the forest school pupils on skype in the near future.
Thankyou Saint Georges Preparatory School for supporting R's homeschooling!
If you would like to learn more about this school please check out their website at http://www.saintgeorgesprep.co.uk/ .
In my next post I shall be writing about R's continuing relationship with her previous primary school.