Nature-Deficit Disorder - Are today's children disconnected from nature?

Do you remember a time when being outdoors was the most exciting place to be? Climbing trees, building dens, exploring the woods, playing with sticks, playing in the mud....Today's children spend increasingly more time 'plugged' into their games consoles or in front of the television and less time outdoors enjoying the natural environment. This comes at a huge cost! Nature-deficit disorder is a phrase coined by American writer and chairman of the Children & Nature Network, Richard Louv, that describes the human costs of alienation from nature, including: diminished use of the senses, attention difficulties, and higher rates of physical and emotional illnesses.

Dylan's Diary - Tuesday 6th April 2010

Happy Easter Dog Lovers.... Dylan the black, white and brown fluff meister here, just chillin after a hectic week. All is good in hound land.... just one thing bothering me, where's the sun gone !!!! A dog needs at least 4 sun soaking naps in any given day, I'll have to resort to the office heater. Thing is, the office heater is ok but the level of conversation in that place is somewhat below me, I occassionally have to wag my tail or raise an eyebrow just to keep the staff amused !!!

Support for Outdoor Education

We have always extolled the virtues of outdoor pursuits to stimulate, motivate and educate. The benefits of outdoor education are many and we believe that every young person should have the opportunity to experience outdoor activities as they progress through life.

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Easter School Holiday Activity Scheme

Our School Holiday Activity Scheme is running throughout the Easter holidays for anyone aged 8 to 16 years. Parents, why not take this fabulous opportunity to drop off your children with us and leave them in the safe hands of our qualified, experienced instructors for some outdoor pursuits they will never forget! 

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