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Get outside                                                    Autumn Term 2017

      Spreading the word      recently been awarded the   and because we have provided
      Beautiful Minds Nurseries’   Green Flag for Excellence in   such a fun and active outdoor
      considered approach led to   Environmental Education. The   learning environment, it makes
      its participation at this year’s   award ceremony takes place in   it exciting for the children to be
      World Forum for Leaders in   the upcoming term. “This is a   outdoors as much as possible.”
      Early Years Education to share   great achievement for a school   Soon, Safa Community School
      their UAE perspective on quality   in Dubai,” enthuses Leanne   will be one of the first in Dubai to
      early childhood education.   Fridd, head of primary. “I believe,   have solar panels placed in their
      “We shared our multicultural   especially in Dubai, that children   new building.
      experiences of how we implement   need to be exposed to a range   “Throughout this year, we’ve
      the EYFS Early Years Curriculum   of different plants but more   done a lot with our children
      within our specialised nursery   importantly, they need to be   on teaching them about the
      environments,” King-Turner   taught why we need to make more   issues relating to environmental
      reveals. “It was an absolute   sustainable choices to ensure   education,” says Fridd. “Next
      honour to represent the UAE.”  that we protect our future.   year, the focus will be on doing
       Safa Community School is   “I know our children would   something about it. We want them
      also making its mark on the   always choose to go outside over   to be change makers and use their
      international stage, having   staying in and playing on an iPad   knowledge to change the world.”
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