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At one with nature

Eco Education is being developed in school due to our growing understanding of the importance of contact and connection with nature for students’ healthy development. As Sean Henn from our Student Support Team says; “We are hoping to share our love of the outdoors while raising awareness of the climate crisis, alongside increasing self-esteem and positively impact mental health through exploring and experiencing the beautiful natural environments surrounding the school.

The ‘seed’ if you like was myself and Lisa Falconer completing an Introduction to Ecological Transactional Analysis (Eco TA) course.

We have had four sessions to date, all different environments which we try to guide the students to notice the sensory, take interest in the history and encourage them to explore and share their reaction to each place with the group.

So far we’ve done blackberry picking and visited Epsom Downs, Nonsuch Park and Ashtead Common. We hope to end the half term with a camp fire, marshmallows and reflection onsite in our woodland area.”

Click here to find out more about the Eco TA course. 

Students develop very high levels of positive behaviour and feel extremely safe. They are very considerate, very respectful and caring of others and highly positive about learning.

– Ofsted report

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