Engaging Children In Design – Loose Parts used in school grounds design projects

“Felicity really helped us all to understand the practical implications of the decisions we were making through a hands-on and engaging process.” – Deputy Head Loose parts can be used very effectively to engage children and staff in school grounds design projects, both as a problem-solving tool and as a way to find out the key … Read more

Liss – Den building, fund raising and and parental engagement

“Felicity combines all the creative skills and innovation of a landscape architect with a really deep and instinctive understanding of how children interact physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually with the natural world.” What went well I personally appreciated the time and attention which Felicity invested at the start in observing and talking to the children … Read more

Brackenbury Primary. ‘Chatterboxes’ – A case study in curriculum delivery through grounds development

“When children are involved it helps to engage all the school community – parents and teachers are more aware of the details of a project because of what they see the children do. ” – Headteacher Identifying problems, designing solutions, safe use of wood carving tools, 2D and 3D shape recognition, social and emotional development, habitats and … Read more

Nature Lab Scientist in Residence project

“This project was particularly successful in its impact on the children’s learning” Leesa Shoonerman” – Headteacher Staff quotes “Year 2 were so excited and were telling the Nursery children what they had been doing in the garden.” “One child who has been speaking mostly in single words was inspired today to speak a whole sentence!” Background … Read more

Modelling ideas and PSHE Case Study

“Felicity understands how children learn” – Senior LEA Learning and Teaching advisor Background Schools often identify issues in their grounds, from playtime behaviour problems, “quiet areas” that are not quiet, football dominating the playground, the need for shade/shelter etc. Landscapes Naturally can help you develop solutions to issues, layouts and designs using modelling to make the … Read more

No pond… no problem!

“This was fun – the water looked like wobbly jelly.” – Year 4 Background Water has a fascination for most people, and is a great hands-on learning resource, but not every school, wants, or has the resources, to manage a pond all year round.   Process Landscapes Naturally can run spring/summer workshops in your school bringing … Read more

Shelters – Where, what type, how big, how do we want to use them?

“Felicity worked very effectively with the children and staff to develop a solution that we are now enjoying using.” – Playworker Background Many schools find that they need to make physical changes to their grounds, frequently adding shelters. After a while some schools find that the chosen structure is not always appropriate or in the right … Read more

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