This week’s good cause is a project focused on bringing together families for active, creative, open-ended play in a natural environment.
So, what’s the problem?
A lack of good quality, affordable, child centred, nature-based, whole-form education in our local area.
How does your organisation set out to solve it? What makes your approach unique?
We want to start a network of independent ‘micro-school’ classes, sharing ideas, funds and resources. We want to inspire other parents so that, like us, they can organise locally and hire a teacher to give full attention to a small group of children, teaching in a style that they choose, as often as they feel is needed, using whatever methods they see fit.
We want our class to be in a beautiful location and the environment to be an extension of the classroom, in all seasons of the year. We imagine that even classes using different methodologies could share and be connected, perhaps encouraging new innovations in teaching or rediscovering old ways in the process.