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Crossing the play boundary

Updated 21st June 2023

Problem solving is easier when you’re surrounded by trees…

Crosswords are a form of creative play; you can play with words and problem solve. Interestingly, being set amongst the trees you might find them easier to solve… Can you help solve these crosswords with other visitors? There are no cryptic clues here, and all answers of course relate to nature!

Nature, the brain booster!

In a report for the RSPB psychologists revealed that children who had a closer connection to nature did better in English and maths. Even for those who don’t consider themselves ‘academic’, it’s been shown that just 20 mins around trees can help concentration, boost memory and help us problem solve.