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Episode 20: Forest School truths with Mel McCree and Sarah Lawfull

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This episode of the TTS Talking Early Years podcast wraps up what has been a jam-packed series 1; discovering the wonderful world of outdoor learning. In this final episode of series 1, Alistair and guests, Mel McCree and Sarah Lawfull, jump right back into the topic of Forest School and why it’s so important. 
Alistair Bryce-Clegg asks Mel and Sarah the million-dollar question; in an Instagram and Pinterest-dominated world, what exactly is the REALITY of Forest School and why is this reality so important?

Lead with the child’s interests

Sarah and Mel talk about the importance of Forest School activities being led by the child’s genuine interests, with a balance of input from the adult and/or educator to enrich and scaffold children’s learning in the great outdoors.

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