Delivery is through workshop and project activities. Each contains
identified elements of traditional subjects that are combined in
a process of individual, shared and collaborative learning. The
whole becomes greater than the sum of the parts. Passive recipients
become active learners and owners of their learning.
All workshops and projects are designed to allow participants'
maximum time in doing and making, whilst at the same time being
engaged in creative and collaborative exchange. Some workshops result
in large structures, others in smaller scale models and creative
Through prior dialogue with clients, whether these be an individual
class teacher or a representative of an umbrella organisation, the
approach is designed with particular nuances and emphases in mind.
All evaluations stress the value of the approaches in terms of
team-building, self-esteem, confidence and relate especially to
Personal, Social & Health Education objectives.
All school-based workshops have National Curriculum content and
relate directly to a number and variety of subject areas. The approach
is to complement and feed into what is being done well already in
schools, by those who know the needs of children / students best
- their teachers. As such the workshops can act as an additional
stimulus, or as a means of beginning or drawing to a close a particular
area of study.
All workshops and projects are delivered in an open / public context
with the following in mind:
- Individual achievement
- Individuals working and contributing
to the effectiveness of small group
- Groups working and contributing to
the effectiveness of the whole, larger group
- Listening to, valuing and respecting
the contributions of all involved
- Promoting opportunity for creativity
- Promoting a can-do philosophy
- Encouraging learners to make connections
and so become owners of their learning
- Inspiring in learners a sense of achievement,
curiosity and wonder