Allowing free play

Last term we had a really interesting young person who was knowledgeable of the planets and knew so very much about our solar system.

They would frequently be found making the planet with mud , as here with clay, and one time with random sports balls found on the field.

I spent a lot of time with them, both talking planets, i know very little embarrassingly, and building swings as they much enjoyed controlling their motion on the swings we had around the site.

I noticed over the weeks that the balls were always in ratio to one another, some much smoother than others and always had the Saturn rings around,whether, as in these photos, using natural materials for the rings but also at times clay and mud.

Fascinating Forest School.


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