We invite you to look through these photos with a new lens. The photos are quite ordinary really but in each one you can see a relationship. Relationships are typically thought of as with people but here at Nature School we are also very interested in relationships with other things; so you will see some photos with people and others with ‘things’. Being an outdoor school we of course are vastly intrigued by children’s relationship with the natural world and a sense of place. But it goes further than that- what about relationships with things? How do our interactions with things affect us? How do we learn about something, whether it be something living ( like the children in the photo below gazing closely at the flower studying a bee) or something non-living, like blocks, balls and clay? Thinking about building relationships with everything we encounter is exciting! This concept opens up the door to many, many possibilities. We encourage you to reflect on your own relationships- with people, animals, nature, things- what do they bring to your life? What do you bring to their life? How can we add depth to these relationships? Because, in the end, it is really all about relationships.
‘Till the next post,