Copse Crusaders

Blue Sky Learning’s copse crusaders ethos sees manageable risks as something for children to overcome, which expands their abilities and self-belief and teaches them to take care of themselves. 

In addition to the known benefits to wellbeing that physical activity and getting fresh air have, copse crusaders supports children to:

Build self-esteem and confidence… by providing equipment that gives children achievable challenges. Copse crusaders can promote development of self-esteem and self-awareness by providing opportunities for children to challenge themselves and take risks. 

Nurture empathy and a sense of connection to nature. 

Be inspired by the world around them providing natural resource, wooden frames and structures, different textures and sensory stimuli for example rocks, wood and tyres. There is a rich sensory environment which can be explored. And finally…

Co-operate and communicate with their peers: working together to achieve a final goal building a den and completing an obstacle course, which will help support children’s communication skills.

Understand the importance of taking care of the environment: by providing vegetable patches, wild flowers beds and bug hotels children will have the opportunity to observe, question and show an interest in nature and living things around them. This would also support and 

Build a positive attitude to learning and motivation: with equipment looking attractive, stimulating and welcoming, it’s encourages children and staff to play, learn and share positive experiences together, valuing one another’s individuality and celebrating achievements.