GROW-Wellbeing C.I.C. is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers creative, personally
affirmative opportunities for children, young people and adults to engage in activities
in the natural environment.
“The more risks you allow your children to take
the better they learn to look after themselves”
Our mission is to support healthy communities, strongly connected to the natural environment.
To achieve this, we deliver programmes aimed at building relationships between people, with a commitment to diversity and inter-generational co-operation, and the natural world.
Using forest learning, creative arts, storytelling, nature studies, outdoor adventures, games, play and eco-therapy, we aim to support the growth and development of resilient children and young people, committed to the future stewardship of the natural environment.
We believe, and extensive critical research supports this, that the holistic development of children is actively promoted and enhanced through positive engagement within the natural environment. Play and learning based within natural environments promote resilience, self-direction and risk management skills and is shown to improve mental health, cognitive development and focussed application of energies.
All of GROW’s work is delivered within the context of respect for the
natural environment and of the individual participating.
This means we value each child for who and what they are and what they bring.
Personal and guided exploration and play within natural and Forest School settings deliver a wealth of potential to promote individual development and growth, including: communication skills, creativity and curiosity, physical development, co-operative and collective working, building relationships and numeracy and analytical skills.
GROW-Wellbeing C.I.C.'s policies regarding Diversity and Equalities, Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Risk Assessment, and Data Protection are available here.
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