Minister visits nursery

Maree Todd with the children and helpers at Stramash.

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Outdoor play was the hot topic of the children’s minister’s visit to Oban’s Stramash nursery.

Marie Todd MSP, the Children and Young People minister, met parents and guardians to discuss ways to get toddlers outdoors more, as part of a Scottish Government drive.

Ms Todd said it was ‘an absolute pleasure’ to visit the nursery. ‘We know playing and learning outdoors improves mental wellbeing, health and
fitness, confidence levels and resilience and we saw lots of that in action here,’ she added.

Marie Todd MSP visiting Stramash.
Marie Todd MSP visiting Stramash.

Stramash board chair Robbie Drummond said: ‘We believe that an early years experience in Scotland’s wild spaces can support healthy child development and contribute to closing the attainment gap.’