Join the Eden schools team at the Sunday Times Festival of Education

May 11, 2012
Author: Guest

We’re delighted to have been asked to take our own brand of learning to the Sunday Times Festival of Education on the 23–24 June 2012, dubbed the ‘Educational Glasto’.

We’ll be rubbing shoulders with the likes of David Starkey, Lord Adonis and our very own Tim Smit, who are discussing aspects of education in all its glory at Wellington College in Berkshire.

You’re most likely to find the schools team, however, running around in the mud (yes, just like Glastonbury) delivering a practical session on taking the curriculum outdoors, a subject close to our hearts.

Working in the beautiful 500-acre grounds of Wellington College, we’ll be running activities for teachers that will help them encourage young people to look again at the world around them – for example writing poems outside, creating stories, doing maths with nature, and making beautiful natural art.

Teachers on an outdoor learning course with the Eden Project

We’re aiming to show teachers that teaching outside can be quick, easy and effective, and that it will add depth, quality and meaning to a child’s learning experience. It doesn’t need a lot of planning resources or paperwork – and is also a lot of fun.

If you can’t come to the festival, then why not book a place on our outdoor learning teacher training day here at Eden Project on 28 September 2012, a whole-day course dedicated to these same issues?

By Bran Howell

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2 responses to Join the Eden schools team at the Sunday Times Festival of Education

  1. Jacky McPherson says:

    I am a science teacher at a secondary school in Chichester and have booked to come to Cornwall in June when I will be on sabatical to look at the outdoor classroom. I would like to visit you and meet a member of your staff to discuss this and if possible see what you do with your school visitors. I need to speak to the children if the teacher agrees. I will be there 11th,12th or 13th of June can you accomodate me? Jacky

  2. Hannah says:

    Thanks for getting in touch Jacky, we’ve asked our Schools Team to contact you directly by email.

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