More than 100 Auckland kindergarten teachers have taken a tree-climbing workshop in order to be allowed to supervise kids tree climbing.
The course began in 2016 after several pre-schoolers were injured by trees.
Since then 120 early childhood education teachers have been put through the Auckland Kindergarten Association’s (AKA) class.
AKA Roskill South Kindergarten head teacher Karen Ramsay said the workshop helped create a “really rich and meaningful experience”.
“We have a PowerPoint with lots of pictures on it, but also we go out into a reserve and look at trees as well,” she said.
“They’re doing a site assessment of the tree and just thinking about the condition of the tree.”