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.
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.
By Bran Howell