Monday, 26 January 2015

Imminent excitements! Training courses with Creeping Toad

I'll be working at the two events below delivering my own particular (peculiar?) take on environment education, inspiration, play and frivolity through creativity…..

21 -22 February 2015: Annual Festival of Outdoor Learning 
at the Hollowford Centre, Castleton, Derbyshire
This two day event is a delight. Always worth visiting for new ideas, new friends and a striking setting. I'm there on the Saturday with two different sessions:
Morning: Finding Stories
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

Afternoon: Wild Books
Capturing moments: new stories, precious memories, ongoing diaries. Simple book-building activities combining quick art activities with writing and reflection to allow people to make their own personal records of adventures, discoveries and inspirations

For details, booking, etc follow the link:

18th March 2015 (during National Science Week)
Stories out of Science
 using science outdoors to inspire literacy

~ bringing English to life in the school grounds
~shake up your science teaching at KS1 and 2
 ~ stir some new thrills into your writing workshops by finding the adventures in life cycles, the poetry of landscapes and the drama of natural processes

9.30 to 3.30 at Stibbington Centre (PE8 6LP)

Activities will include
       the poetry of natural processes
       a world of adventure in a single stone
       activities for quick poems drawn from skulls, bones, shells and found objects
       turning life cycles into dramas
       …and more

 For details and to make a reservation at £60 per place (Cambs LA) or £70 others, contact CEES on tel 01780 782386 or email

If there are any problems with getting through to people, just come back to me

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