The London Acorn School has at its very heart the ability for all our pupils to spend time in nature. Each child, whether in our parent and toddler group, Acorn Adventurers, our kindergarten or our Junior school all have time which they spend in Morden Hall Park or in our school allotment.
Acorn Adventurers spend time with bunting strewn between the trees, sharing seasonal songs and crafts and enjoying restorative calming time together as families.
The Kindergarten classes enjoy a walk to what is affectionately known as the ‘Kinde tree’ where the children hang their hammocks, tie their ropes and they dig, build and create together.
The Junior children develop practical skills as they embark upon an environmental education journey. This is a gentle program in which the pupils learn through play and discovery. The pupils learn about the bio diversity of the park, caring for the environment and enjoy learning practical skills, such as fire lighting, wood whittling and bushcraft skills.
All our children have the opportunity to work in our school allotment alongside teachers and parents, this is a part of our curriculum and our extracurricular provision.
The restorative nature of this programme for all our community is second to none as all pupils learn to appreciate the beauty and wonder of nature and the important ‘feel good factor’ of spending time in the great outdoors. In an age when the mental health of our young is a prevalent worry and as a society we are concerned to build the resilience of our young people the very simplicity of spending time as a community in nature is one of the corner stones of the TLAS.