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Natural Thinkers - Connecting Children to Nature

Raising Achievement, Health and Wellbeing for Children from 2 – 11

Outline

Why choose this course?
Natural Thinkers is an innovative programme that introduces teachers, practitioners and children to outdoor learning with the aim of impacting on healthy lifestyles.

This training will enable teachers and practitioners to become confident in using the natural environment. Central to the Natural Thinkers programme are 10 commitments which will be explored. These give a structure for teachers and practitioners to follow enabling aspects of all areas of the curriculum to be accessed.

Description

The course covers:
  • Importance of outdoors
  • Overview of the 10 commitments
  • Risk assessments
  • Practical learning experiences

Aims:
  • To demonstrate how to connect children to nature through accessible activities
  • To explore how to support children to respect and understand their role in protecting the environment
  • To look at how to make food growing a part of children’s lives
  • To discuss ways of promoting children’s health and emotional well being
  • To look at creating nurturing environments that encourages communication and a sense of belonging

Outcomes

Practitioners will be able to:
  • Devise an action plan to develop the provision of high quality outdoor learning under the ten commitments which will promote children's health and wellbeing
  • Develop resources and ideas for enabling the curriculum to be delivered outside

Booking Information

All booking requests to be made online only via www.lambethschoolservices.co.uk. Please come dressed appropriately to be outside whatever the weather for the afternoon session!

Testimonials
“Excellent training, research to back up and support with changing mindset of staff team!” Luton Practitioner
“This is one of the best training I have attended I would recommend it to everyone.” Lambeth Teacher
“Having the practical sessions made the course very powerful. Great training.” Haringey Practitioner
“Loved every bit of it. I will use what I have learnt to inspire teaching and support staff for outdoor learning.” Wandsworth Teacher

Audience

Early Years Providers, EYFS, Key Stage 1 and key Stage 2 Teachers, Inclusion Managers,
SENCos, Teaching Assistants

16 Oct 2019 09:30 - 15:00

Closing date: 15/10/2019
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CPD (Continuing Professional Development)
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Date and Time

16 Oct 2019 09:30 - 15:00

Venue

Heathbrook Pirmary School St Rule Street London SW8 3WH

Trainer

Jo Gordon
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