In harmony with nature
Photos: Diana Bachmeier for Pfleiderer, and the Lebenshilfe woodland day nursery Neumarkt e.V.
Social commitment is an important part of the company culture at Pfleiderer. Only recently the company supported a woodland kindergarten near Neumarkt with Duropal HPL Compact Exterior. This interesting project in natural surroundings is one of the first structures to be designed with this new, innovative outdoor product.
The "Schlaue Füchse" forest kindergarten on the edge of the Laaber forest near Neumarkt is actually a kindergarten like any other: children arrive every day of the week from 7.30 a.m. onwards. After the morning circle at 9.00 a.m. breakfast is served together. Afterwards they play, romp, craft, paint, read, explore, observe, sing and dance together - with one special feature: almost everything takes place outdoors. Staying in nature has many advantages and prepares the children for school and life quite unconsciously. In this way they learn to deal with small risks on their own responsibility, it promotes motor function and strengthens health and the immune system. Through intensive experiences with all senses, experimentation and observation, the children also learn to respect nature. Moreover, they don't have any toys here, but have to make everything themselves and develop it together. In this way they learn to think actively, to act solution-oriented, to communicate constructively with one another and to work in a team - this is worth much more than any supposedly highly pedagogically developed toy in the industry. And despite some special features, the Bavarian education and training plan is always followed.
As a specialist in wood-based materials, we were once again able to make a valuable contribution to the realisation of the Waldkindergarten. Because it doesn't work without a shelter in the forest: two converted living containers ensure a cosy get-together when it is too cold, rainy or stormy. Pfleiderer donated around 145 m2 of "Duropal HPL Compact Exterior", which was specially developed for outdoor use. Pfleiderer has only been producing this new type of compact laminate board since the beginning of the year.
As a manufacturer of wood-based materials, we are very pleased that we were able to help the kindergarten with our donation and above all our innovative outdoor product.
Text: Artgerecht Zwo, Jule Milbrett