How are we going to help our children to have fulfilling and meaningful lives, characterised by generosity, intelligence, community spirit, stable levels of self-esteem and maturity? Join us at Paddington Farm for a weekend of relaxed and informal discussions on what learning and education for sustainability can actually include and go away with fresh activities, ideas and inspiration for your groups and classes. Paddington Farm is a beautiful 43 acre organic small holding in Glastonbury, Somerset with a mission to improve the quality of life and well-being for community groups and families from urban areas by enabling access to the countryside. Course Trainers: Dr. Morgan Phillips writer of blog “Becoming Green” and co-ordinator of “Global Footsteps” and Paddington Farm Trust for “Forest Survival” and “Farm tours”.
Programme: Friday after work – Londoners: meet at Paddington Station for brief activity. Take train to Somerset. Dinner – Followed by introduction to the course and Paddington Farm. Evening – Discussion of the Cambridge report. Saturday morning – Workshop: School, The Media, Friends and Family – Where children learn from and what it means. Lunch – Followed by ‘Forest Survival’ workshop. Afternoon – Workshop: Ways to Wellbeing – ‘Books for Children’ and ‘The Happiness Wall’. Dinner – Followed by conversations round the fire. Sunday morning – What would we like to be? Mid day – Departure to be back in London by 3:00pm
Course suitable for: environmental educators, play workers, parents, teachers, people who are interested in young people and the environment. Please bring: Outdoor clothing, towels, pajamas, toiletries, and your own favourite treats to share. (e.g. a bottle of wine or some chocolates)