“The earlier and more often children are exposed to nature, the happier, healthier and brighter they become”-Anonymous
The purpose of education is awakening the young minds. The ideal education system is the one which makes kids to think. Curious and thinking minds is what we call as educating minds. In daily chaos of syllabus, examinations and classrooms students get in hurry to complete mere qualification than education. To enhance towards meeting the real education goal, various novice techniques are been introduced, the most involving type of education is the play based or activity based education system through which, kids get involve in learning easily. Going beyond that, a school in Netherlands introduced the first “Forest School” a place where we do not have to make them learn, the students will explore and learn by themselves. The main theme introduced is that, as we have art room, music room, science lab, theater for studying those type of facts similarly, for studying about the animals and plants there should be a forest school where, students can be explored to the nature directly and can learn by themselves. These learning with forest exploring is termed as “ the universal language of nature”.
Here are the features about such forest school:
- Environmental integrity:
Instead of preventing the climate change lets be the part of environment itself. If we be with the environment, certainly we will take care of it as that of our homes and schools today. Eventually, everyone will plant trees and take care of it as it will become the daily routine. With such an education, kids will become friends with environment.
- Interesting :
Schools are finding ways to make the learning and education as an interesting part of life. With forest school, exploring nature and observing animals and plants the learning is made interesting. With such an exploration kids easily learn about different species of animals and plants than in classrooms.
- Learn from nature:
There is a lot to learn from nature. The tall trees, the animals which fight for survival, the way they make efforts to eat everyday etc. By observation we can learn a lot form every species on earth.
- Natural toy:
Instead of playing with artificial games, be with nature with activities like planting tree, taking care of trees and animals. Eat what you have grown in farm schools. Such activities are more interesting than toys.