Mental Health Awareness Week Starring….Nature

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During the Pandemic, millions of us turned to nature to help balance our mental health,with going for long walks in green spaces identified as a popular coping strategy.
So what better way of promoting Mental Health Awareness Weekthan spending time in the great outdoors. Students were challenged to light a fire with a flint and steel and were then invited to make their own ‘smores’ around the fire. The water challenge saw students competing in teams to transfer 5L of water against the clock using a range of containers – funnels, bottles with holes in and so on.The final activity saw students make bird feeders to hang in their gardens using a range of tools and equipment.Through participation intherange of activities and challenges, students developed a range of transferable skillsincludingteamwork, communication, problem-solving,timemanagementand following instructions.