NEW MINDFULNESS COURSE
The start of the 2019 from January to March will see us involved with school clusters from Torfaen. This will involve our new Natural Mindfulness course and new activity of Archery, along with us teaching lots of Outdoor Learning involving navigation, team building, bush-craft and using the Cree Tipi Values ceremony engaging pupils from years 3 to 7.
In 2019 in conjunction with Value Added Solutions once again we will be delivering our unique Outdoor and Adventurous using Apple Technology course. They have been very successful covering many DCF areas and align to the New Curriculum and so are back by demand. Dates TBA.
A new project for engaging pupils and parents using the 'John Muir Award' called
"OUR SCHOOL FAMILY" available for 2019. Contact us for further details on how we can bespoke this incredible opportunity to engage your school and the community. An amazing way to use the Outdoors within the New Curriculum for Wales.
NEWS from around the Outdoor World - click on a link below.
PROJECT WILD THING
Sir Ken Robinson has a view on Outdoor Learning.
Project Wild Thing
Play this great video
'We learn much more from the world around us then we necessarily do sitting at desks'
In an exclusive video for TES, education guru Sir Ken Robinson has shared his thoughts on the benefits of learning outside the classroom.
"What really drives education is curiosity, trying to fill gaps in our understanding," Sir Ken says, author of Finding Your Element and other books on creativity in education. "And the world around us is a tremendous resource to stimulate that curiosity."
He lists five reasons why taking learning outdoors is a good idea:
Nature is a powerful resource.
Children can learn through practical hands-on activities.
You can tap into children's curiosity.
It is a social experience and children learn from working together.
Learning outdoors is fun.
"Education takes up a great deal of children's time," Sir Ken adds. "This is their childhood, the only one they get and learning outdoors, working together, playing together is fun. It's about the quality of our lives and experiences."
Sir Ken Robinson supports Empty Classroom Day, an initiative to inspire learning and play outside the classroom, backed by Persil’s Dirt is Good campaign.