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.


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My passion is telling the stories of possibility, seeking a sustainable and beautiful future. My training is in science, chemistry, environmental science and teaching.
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