THE CORE CURRICULUM
ANCIENT ARTS & CRAFT
Understanding the origins of where art and artists come from, help us to understand different cultures and gain a greater depth and appreciation of the materials we will be using, the environment around us and the world we live in.
Art is a hands-on, fun, creative tool that is accessible for all ages and abilities and can also aid to build confidence, facilitate empathy, encourage discussions, and can be a calming coping strategy. Art activities have been shown to promote learning and understanding in new ways.
Daily campers will join together to go over the schedule and play short warm-up games. We also take time to share how we are feeling and what may be on their mind, helping children to understand and develop empathy for others.
Discover how local flowers, common fruits and leaves around our environment work as plant medicinal teas and as aromatherapy products made from them. They’ll learn how to concoct herbal tea recipes and aromatics in aiding digestion, helping emotions, and getting a good night’s sleep.
Includes creative movement for body awareness. We use visualizations, silent walks in nature and meditation, which helps to sharpen sensorial skills whilst developing tools for self-care and self-awareness.
Children are guided through mindful movement exercises linked with breath work to energize and relax, dance movements to free the mind and body and embodied movement exercises to cultivate awareness, strength, agility, flexibility and coordination.
We encourage creative and developmental play that focuses on building meaning through collaboration, communication and care in a group setting.
The practice session of mindful listening brings children into their whole awareness to the sound waves, rhythm and pace. This helps to train focus and attention, while releasing tension and anxiety.