July 2009are taught to manage risk, rather than avoid it.
Everything is dangerous! says outdoor teacher Heidi Buvang. We motivate children to expand their limits, to try hanging from branches and climbing trees. Outdoor nurseries are trying to counteract concerns that childhood has become overprotected and believe external education makes children more creative and independent. Were competing with computer games, says Heidi, Its important to give children the desire to be outdoors.