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Using the Outdoors As a Classroom: Forest School Approach Being Explored in Kenora

Using the Outdoors As a Classroom: Forest School Approach Being Explored in Kenora
Starting in September 2018, students at Keewatin Public School will be doing much of their learning outside, as the elementary school in Kenora, Ont., works to gain its accreditation as a Forest School.

Forest Schools offer an internationally-recognized approach to education, which fosters the natural curiosity of children, especially when they're surrounded by trees, rocks, and wildlife.

Students will follow the provincial curriculum but, as often as possible, the outdoor environment will serve as their classroom, said Heather Mutch, the school's principal.
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