Mud kitchen a recipe for outdoor nursery smiles
CHILDREN at St Columba Nursery, Fort William, got down in the mud this week as they enjoyed the outdoors.
The school and Fiona MacLean, a Highland Council Ranger, have been working together to enhance the children’s outdoor learning space.
Fiona built the nursery pupils a mud kitchen and on Tuesday April 25 they all had great fun using it and learning through play.
The children have also taken part in tree planting, with trees donated by Organic Trees in Morvern, and scrambling on a climbing log, courtesy of the Nevis Landscape Partnership. Travis Perkins transported it. Fiona told the Lochaber
Times: ‘We hope to add to the area within the nursery by developing more interactive learning activities.
‘The staff at St Columba nursery are enthusiastic about outdoor learning and we have lots of ideas.
‘As rangers we work with all the schools in Lochaber helping them deliver the curriculum. We aim to enhance their learning opportunities by using the natural environment, helping them to gain better understanding, respect and awareness of the countryside.’
Children at St Columba’s nursery, Fort William, with Fiona MacLean, Highland Council countryside ranger.