Comely Park Nursery Class chose Callendar Park for their venue for the Outdoor Learning Project. Karen Thomson, Senior Early Years Officer, Falkirk Council Education Services Curriculum Support Team, assisted staff in preparing for these visits and, following a parents information session (presentation for parents ) supported all members of staff on the initial visits. Comley Park staff were supported by a parent helper and this is continuing every week where a group (maximum of 10 children) will spend their nursery session in Callendar Park Woods. The children come into nursery at the normal time and then walk to the Park – the staff felt this was very important to give children the opportunity to learn about safety issues as well as improving their fitness levels.
The children are encouraged to explore the woodland area and have the opportunity to risk assessment and challenge themselves through natural play.