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About Nature Vibezzz
Charity Nature Vibezzz run healthy outdoor activities that build community spirit in deprived urban areas and give participants a sense of pride in their local green space.
Our community project activities include:
Introducing families to the beauty of natural environments
Teaching how to look after wildlife
Learning and practice to use tools
Exploratory fun activities such as pond dipping
Organic vegetable and fruit gardening
Planting wild flowers and trees
Making insect hotels to benefit the site
Healthy eating: snacks/lunch prepared with organic harvested food
Reusing (“recycling”) materials
Looking after environment (litter picking hunts, etc)
Over night camping events
School holiday activities
Projects with local schools and community groups
Forest School provides an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning. Many urban children in London have very little experience of outdoor activities at natural settings, and have little or no connection or understanding of their local natural environment. Our practical sessions help families to gradually adjust to outdoor play and learning, with participants working together in groups or individually. Participants gain independence, self-esteem, build social skills and overcome their fears of this new environment. Whilst learning practical skills and knowledge of their local natural environment plus ways they can help protect it. All our activity sessions are run under the supervision of experienced and fully trained Forest School Leaders.
Past generations of children benefited from extended amounts of unsupervised time outdoors, and as adults they look back fondly at these early experiences. Indeed it is widely recognised that such experiences make a positive impact and as adults we are aware that it shaped many aspects of our own development and health. Despite this there is a cultural shift away from outdoor play and learning, even though it is essential to children’s health, development and well-being. Consequently, it is vital that we maximise children’s opportunities to be outdoors: for some it may be their only opportunity to play freely and safely outside.
Learn more at www.naturevibezzz.org