We believe that access to an outdoor environment is as important to a child’s well-being and developmental growth as a conventional classroom setting. Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong is one of the first schools in Hong Kong to operate a Forest-Beach School programme, managed by Level 3 certified Forest School leaders. This outdoor programme is built on a philosophy of child-led learning, with a focus on all five senses, and runs in all safe weather conditions.
Nature, the outdoors, and open spaces become the children’s temporary classroom, with educational sessions designed around a theme typically linked to the curriculum. Teamwork, intra- and inter-personal skills are developed through games and group activities such as hide-and-seek or scavenger hunts. Self-esteem, individual practical and intellectual skills are enhanced through supervised activities like shelter building, tool handling or lighting fires.