The West Hill School


The Playscape continues to be a place of wonder, joy, safe risk-taking, and connection to nature. With almost five acres of land, there is a lot of nature to explore, including tracks, feathers, nests, and so many bugs. With sixteen different spaces, there is something for everyone making the Playscape a coveted spot to play, learn and volunteer.

This year, we expanded our “Woods Area” by clearing out underlying brush. This created an open place to play while still maintaining a forest field. Adding a little wooden playhouse cemented this new area as a favorite spot for the children. We watched an increase in dramatic play as the children used sticks, pinecones, and leaves as loose parts. This new area supports our mission to help children explore and satisfy their curiosity while developing their cognitive, social/emotional, and physical skills.