Connecting Children with Nature: The Magic of BISA's Nature School

25th May 2023

In a world where children are increasingly disconnected from nature, Braeburn International School Arusha (BISA) takes pride in offering the only dedicated Nature School site in Tanzania. Every week, our BISA students have the incredible opportunity to immerse themselves in the wonders of nature, fostering a deep appreciation for the environment and reaping the numerous benefits that come with it. Let's explore the remarkable advantages of BISA Nature School and why early exposure to nature is crucial for a child's development.


Stimulating Sensory Exploration:

At Nature School, our students engage their senses through captivating activities like fire building, den construction, and nature art. By touching, smelling, hearing, and observing the natural world, this multi-sensory journey enhances their sensory development. The texture of soil and the crackling sound of leaves in the trees awaken their senses, bringing a profound connection to their surroundings.

Enhancing Physical and Motor Skills:

BISA Nature School encourages physical activity, enabling children to develop their gross and fine motor skills. Through activities such as running, climbing, and constructing dens, our students enhance their strength, balance, and coordination while improving their spatial awareness and problem-solving abilities. By shaping clay and creating nature art, they refine their fine motor skills and unleash their creativity.

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Nurturing Mental and Emotional Well-Being:

Spending time in nature has a profound impact on mental and emotional well-being. BISA Nature School provides a tranquil environment where students can unwind, connect with their inner selves, and develop resilience in the face of challenges. Studies have shown that exposure to green spaces reduces stress, anxiety, and attention deficit disorders while promoting overall happiness. Our students benefit from this natural sanctuary, which fosters a positive state of mind.

Cultivating Environmental Stewardship:

BISA Nature School instills a strong environmental ethic in students, cultivating a love for nature that will inspire them to become future guardians of our planet. Through engaging with nature, our students develop a deep sense of responsibility and care for the environment. They learn about ecosystems, biodiversity, and sustainable practices, empowering them to make conscious choices and take action towards a greener and more sustainable future.

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At Braeburn International School Arusha, Nature School is not just a concept; it's a unique experience that shapes young minds, bodies, and souls. With our dedicated Nature School site, we offer our students a unique opportunity to connect with nature on a weekly basis, reaping the countless benefits it provides. From sensory exploration and physical development to mental well-being and environmental stewardship, BISA Nature School paves the way for a lifelong love affair with the great outdoors.

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