Before visiting, I wondered how Reflections Nursery could combine their thrust on creativity with a strong emphasis on forest school. Wouldn’t one of these priorities get the short end of the stick?
The children were hard at work in their atelier as the director, Martin Pace, welcomed my colleague and me. What had begun as an exercise in sculpture had turned into hat-making. I wanted to put down my camera and join in! Later in the woodland, we watched children busily occupying themselves with sticks, leaves and mud.
How do the two themes – creativity and outdoors – blend into one ethos? I’ll let Martin Pace tell you himself in the video included in this case study.
See the Reflections Nursery case study.