We also spend a lot of time with the children in the outdoor area at IMS as part of our afternoon work groups. In mid-May 2024, for example, we will be creating works of art in our quiet garden using only natural materials.

This is not just about creating beautiful patterns or a picture. It allows the children to develop their creativity together with others, to train their attentive eye for our natural environment and to ask themselves questions together such as: ‘Why might we choose not to pick flowers today?’.

In this way, we address key aspects of Maria Montessori’s comic education.