28 Aug 2023
Why early-years learning is going wild

Forest schools across the country have seen demand increase since the pandemic as children take their learning outside the classroom. But how is spending time in nature changing how Gen Alphas are developing? And what initiatives can brands take to support outdoor discovery in kids’ early years?

Sarah Seamen is a former assistant headteacher, author, and the creator of the Muddle Puddle Teacher approach.

Dr. Janine Coates is a senior lecturer in qualitative research methods at Loughborough University and has been researching forest schools since 2018.

Nik Elvy is the founder of the Curious School for the Wild and is studying for her PhD with a focus on the outdoors and social exclusion.

Dr. Mark Leather is an associate professor in adventure education and outdoor learning at Plymouth Marjon University and a visiting professor at the University of Iceland.

Emma Sheppard is a journalist specialising in business, technology, family and social affairs. As well as Canvas8, her work has appeared in The Guardian, Wired, BBC Worldwide, The Independent and more.