Daily connection with Nature

Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and when the grass of the meadows is wet with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath its shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning.

Maria Montessori

Daily contact with Nature

At l’écoline, we believe that children need daily contact with nature, so they go outside every day to the forest or to the lake.

Our Nature Atelierista offers ‘ateliers’ in the forest or at the beach, in order to increase their exploration of and connection with the natural environment. Children learn about the different seasons, they ask lots
of questions about the treasures they find, they come up with theories, are eager to protect nature, build huts, develop their motor skills through climbing trees and their cooperation by playing together. Sometimes they meet the forest warden and other people who look after the forest.

Often they return from these ‘Ateliers’ with a project for the class, or conversely, they carry on some of their projects outdoors in Nature. There are often links between the science workshops and these Nature subjects.

L’écoline is one of the few schools in Switzerland to follow the Eco-Schools program. Each year, we choose a sustainable topic to explore with the children and our community.

L’écoline has always put Nature at the core of its educational project. It’s the first school in Switzerland to be certified B Corp !

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