The Annual Festival of Outdoor Learning
Hollowford Centre, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire
22nd and 23rd February 2014
I've been doing workshops at these gatherings for a few years now and they are always lively, cheerful events. Excellent opportuntieis for meeting people, catching up on old friends, making new ones, exploring ideas and having good-natured arguments with people
I am only there on the Saturday doing workshops:
- the Value of Tiny Things
- Finding Stories (details below)
|there might be crows too Tiny to photograph!|
Other excitements from a very busy programme include:
- working with special needs students
- circular map making
- Biomimicry: learning from nature's genius
- trainer in a rucksack
…and lots more!
|Tiny lanterns might |
light a small corner
The conference often sells out (and at only £75 for the weekend, it's a bargain - the fee includes 4 workshops,a cocommodation and food) and workshop spaces need booking.
Follow the Lindley Trust link to find out more - and come and join us!
A lively session spinning new stories, wild tales and improbable characters out of found materials. Working indoors and out, we'll look at techniques to use with groups to build stories to tell, practical hints and useful themes for ourselves as leaders and additional activities to give ourselves the confidence to weave new stories on the spot.
The Value Of Tiny Things
Two main themes coincide in this workshop: the sheer excitement a lot of children (and older people!) find in working on a small scale and the practical limits on what equipment we can carry with us. So, with a guide to "make nothing bigger than your own hand", we'll set off to explore some Tiny Worlds with pirates and goblins, castles, treasure maps, tiny books terrible, tiny monsters. There may be even a fleet of very small ships on a very small pond
|Tiny Pirates meet a Tiny mermaid|