Amrish from the Bristol Rainforest has helped us to create our very own indoor rainforest which the children take care of. Caring for plants has been proven to help children in reducing anxiety and improving mental wellbeing as well as a valuable teaching tool for science, maths, art and even the bigger concepts of life. In early years, caring for plants also aids physical development (e.g. hand-eye coordination), social development (e.g. working together) and is a great sensory experience (e.g. touch, sight, smell).
As Willow Room is such a calm space, we use it for yoga and small group activities.