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The must have guide to independent schools in Wiltshire, the south and southwest, with inciteful, and informative features from education experts and teachers.
From the editor
We are now heading in to autumn, the season changing as the leaves on the trees turn to hues of red, orange and gold. This time of year also marks the season of change for many younger children, as they put on a uniform for the first time and head to school.
It is the start of an exciting new adventure, as they embark on a voyage of discovery and learning.
Over the past 18 months the benefits of being outside and connecting, or in many cases re-connecting with the world around has been one of the few positive outcomes of the lockdown situation we found ourselves in. We now understand the meaning of freedom, and the importance of spending time outdoors for both our physical and mental health. In senior school students, are now more than ever, finding their schools a place where they can find not only their voice but someone to listen.
As a young child, I went to a school where we spent many hours learning outside. It is these lessons that I remember so vividly, although at the time it did not occur to me that I was learning maths or science.
Children entering the 21st century classroom are discovering that their place of learning is not confined to four walls. The classroom of today, is expanding and encompassing the natural world, and this can only be a good thing.
Georgie Green, editor
Helen Eggleton, features editor