Eco-Therapy is designed to connect children to nature, raise aspirations and bring people together.
Reconnecting with nature and spending time outside can improve physical and mental health, as well as improve your mood massively.
Eco-Therapy can take place in both rural and urban settings. It involves varying amounts of physical activity.
At St. Nics’ Eco-Therapy takes place in our Wellbeing Garden.
-Digging patch with water, gravel, sand and a mud kitchen.
-Nature arts and crafts, doing art in or with Nature.
-Social horticulture, gardening work such as growing food and flowers, planting bulb and caring for the wildlife.
-Caring for animals, our Therapy Bunnies, spending time holding them, chatting with them, reading, grooming, feeding and cleaning them out. Just stroking an animal can calm a child/adult.
Sometimes children just need a little break from the classroom- Our Wellbeing Garden is just the place for this, a safe, relaxing green space waiting for your children.
Another EcoTherapy sesson where a student designed, dug out and fitted the edging to a new lavender bed. He did brilliantly!
Children helped create the new Chatty area in EcoTherapy. They relocated the logs, painted the crate table and planted all the flowers and herbs. It is designed for friends to chat, listen to the birds singing or simply read a book!
The digging patch has a new sign and has been relocated to the old chicken coop! This means we can use the patch all year round regardless of the weather as it has a covered roof. This was relocated during EcoTherapy with the help of a Beech child.