It’s time to rewild the child – video | Comment is free | The Guardian

This video from George Monbiot at the Guardian is one I am thoughtful of. George makes a passionate case for outdoor education. And I agree with him, outdoor education is an important thing; essential actually.

Certainly, I was bought up on a farm and enjoyed my time outdoors. Later on I was an active tramper and climber, this was an important part of my life. Now-days my efforts extend to brief stints gardening and my time biking to work. And I love that I can sit outside in the morning and watch the sunrise accompanied by the chorus of the local birds.

But my thoughts on the class room complicate the story; I enjoyed school, especially science class, and so much of my time now is curiosity on the internet. That is fun too. And I have vividly pleasurable memories of my time as a postgraduate chemistry student.

For what is is worth, I think children and adults thrive outdoors; and indoors too. The quality of engagement is the thing. Passion and curiosity, leading to growth. And I agree with George, providing rich experience for children must happen.

It's time to rewild the child – video | Comment is free | The Guardian.

Advertisements

About sustainabilityandbeauty

My passion is telling the stories of possibility, seeking a sustainable and beautiful future. My training is in science, chemistry, environmental science and teaching.
This entry was posted in creativity, Science, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s