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Growing Among Trees & Wild Teaching

  Stand Tall and Proud Sink your roots deeply into the Earth. Advice from a Tree, Ilan Shamir   Studies have shown that access to trees can have powerful healing properties for children and can even increase mental concentration. Growing … Continue reading

Fearless play in Reading’s Wild West

The West Reading community and its surrounding natural spaces is extremely dynamic. But thirty-eight per cent of children live in poverty compared to nineteen per cent across the rest of England, while at the same time living amongst abundant and … Continue reading

Bug Art in the Park

As part of the ‘Cultural Partnership’ funded project, we ran Holiday Playclubs at Prospect and McKilroy Parks in Reading. We searched for bugs and then had a go at drawing the creatures we found.

Autumn Arts Day

We worked with the staff of of All Saints Infants School to provide a day of Autumn Arts for the children. We designed 8 activities and the children rotated from one activity to the next, throughout the day.

Our Oxford Road

This ‘Awards for All’ funded project was all about celebrating life in the Oxford Road area of Reading. We worked with children from West Reading After School Clubs to create a giant collage using food packaging. The older participants were … Continue reading

Forest School Workshops

Nature Nurture provides Forest School workshops to nursery schools, primary schools and Playclubs in the Reading area. Our focus is encouraging schools to make use of their grounds or local woodlands as outdoor play and learning environments. Many of our … Continue reading

Clay Woodland Creatures

Nature Nurture worked with Year 2s at All Saints Infants School. We went to Prospect Park and learnt about Autumn and the lifecycle of trees. We collected leaves and twigs and used them to make creatures with clay.

CBeebies ‘Mr. Bloom and Friends’ Event

Nature Nurture collaborated with local conservation groups to run creative workshops for the ‘Mr. Bloom and Friends’ Roadshow event at Christchurch Meadows, Reading, Summer 2013.