EDUCATION - Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC)
Education is a key objective of Green Legacy Guernsey and Nigel is proud that Queux Plant Centre has been granted the LOtC Quality Badge accreditation by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.
The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, a registered charity, is the national voice for learning outside the classroom. It believes that every young person (0 to 19 years of age) should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of the learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances.
"Learning outside the classroom has positive benefits for all groups of young people, including those underachieving or not sufficiently motivated by mainstream provision". Robin Hammerton, HMI, Ofsted.
Workshops held at Queux Plant Centre since its inception in 1988 have taught thousands of adults and children how to sow seeds and to pot plants. These workshops also help children to connect with their natural surroundings through their five senses (sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste).
LOtC accreditation means that Nigel can deliver LOtC 'real world' curriculum teaching workshops to young people in Guernsey www.lotc.org.uk
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Organising an LOtC Workshop
Green Legacy Guernsey works and tailors to the schools' needs to fit in with the curriculum requirements and any other specific requirements of the school.
LOtC Workshop Information
Thank you for your interest in holding a workshop with us. Green Legacy Guernsey has attained the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge and our workshops are based on the standards set for the national schools curriculum.
Aim of Our Workshop
To offer a tailored programme to your school's curriculum needs. To provide accurate information. To provide activities/experience which meets your school's needs. To provide a safe learning outside the classroom environment. Most importantly, to create an enjoyable and fun learning outside the classroom experience for all.
Workshop Booking Information
Please provide the following details if you would like to book a workshop;
Preferred Date Workshop To Be Held - we cannot guarantee your date as we experience busy times with our workshops during certain times of the year, so please detail an alternative date and book early to avoid disapppointment.
Time You Would Like Your Workshop - times of workshops are from 9.00 a.m. to 12 Noon and then 1.00 p.m to 3.00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Workshops are 45 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for questions and refreshments. These times can be flexible to suit your requirments.
How Many Children Will Be Attending - please include the age of the group of children and if your group has special needs.
How Many Adults Will Be Attending - please inform the names of adults accompanying on the day for our records.
Cost - £5.00 per child which includes all equipment and materials such as compost/pots/plants/seeds/refreshments. £2.50 is subsidised by Queux Plant Centre and the remaining £2.50 will be invoiced to your school (please provide details/email address of who the invoice is to be sent to). Your school will be automatically reimbursed from Floral Guernsey.
Please call me, Nigel Clarke, on 256762 to request a booking form and then return it by email firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Queux Plant Centre, Preel Road, Castel, Guernsey, GY5 7DP - thank you
Bookings Now Being Taken - See List Further Below On This Page To Find Out Which Schools & Groups Are Having Workshops
Council For Learning Outside the Classroom Members' Newsletter Issue 19 March 2015
WORKSHOPS BOOKED IN 2017
Amherst School 60 Children - Monday February 6th
Amherst School Participating In A Workshop In February 2017
More Amherst Students Having Fun In February 2017
Our first workshop of the 2016 season was for Acorn House on 26th & 28th January 2016 - Yes, JANUARY!! What a sturdy lot they were braving the elements at such an early time of year.
WORKSHOPS BOOKED IN 2016
Acorn House 53 Children - Tuesday January 26th &Thursday January 28th
12th Beaver Group 23 Beavers - Monday March 21st
Carers Caring Together 20 Adults - April 28th
Vauvert School 43 Children - Monday June 6th
Monkey Puzzle 7 Children 2 Adults - Tuesday June 14th
Hautes Capelles 83 Children - Thursday June 16th
Rainbows - Wednesday June 22nd
One of the first workshops in 2015 welcomed the 3rd St. Sampson's Brownies on the evening of Wednesday March 11th 2015. The group was made up of 31 Brownies and their Brown Owl, Tawny Owl and Screetch, Emma who organised the event (back row on the far right had side).
The Brownies were split into two Groups and Nigel Clarke gave them a guided tour of the Education Garden and explained that although the garden looked quite bare at this time of year, things were happening below the surface and regeneration of the soil was taking place to ensure the growth of healthy plants. Plants require a combination of light, water, the sun and love in order to be happy and healthy (just like humans!).
Inside the nursery the Brownies were encouraged to use all their senses by gently feeling the herbs and lavender plants and discover the different textures, colours and aromas.
Once back indoors the Brownies planted up a pot of bean seeds and a hanging basket containing a mixture of three bright plants. Everyone enjoyed getting their hands dirty in the compost and commented on how soft it felt. After all the hard work and a wash of their hands', the 3rd St. Sampson's Brownies enjoyed refreshments and at the end of the evening they were able to take home with them the their planted up pot of beans and their hanging baskets - just in time for "Mothers Day".
THE 3RD ST. SAMPSONS BROWNIES ATTENDED A WORKSHOP ON THE EVENING OF WEDNESDAY MARCH 11TH 2015
WORKSHOPS BOOKED IN 2015
Forest School 28 Children - Friday February 6th
St Sampson Brownies 28 Children - Wednesday March 11th
La Houguette 31 Children - Thursday March 12th - Diane Thorogood, Reception Teacher, had this to say about the workshop "Thanks Nigel, what a super day! The children (and staff) loved the visit, so full of learning orrportunities - shame it had to finish so soon!!"
Wigwam/ADHD/Autism Special Needs Support Groups - Thursday April 9th
Vauvert School - Thursday May 14th
Vauvert School - Thursday May 21st
La Mare de Carteret Primary - Thursday June 4th
WORKSHOPS BOOKED & COMPLETED IN 2014
MELROSE - TUESDAY JANUARY 21ST
FOREST SCHOOL - THURSDAY MARCH 6TH
ACORN HOUSE - TUESDAY MARCH 18TH & WEDNESDAY MARCH 19TH
ST. MARY & ST MICHAEL SCHOOL - TUESDAY MAY 13TH
VAUVERT SCHOOL - TUESDAY MAY 20TH
NOTRE DAME SCHOOL - FRIDAY JUNE 6TH 2014
HAUTES CAPELLES PRIMARY SCHOOL - MONDAY JUNE 9TH
VALE SCHOOL - WEDNESDAY JUNE 18TH 2014
LA MARE DE CARTERET PRIMARY - WEDNESDAY JULY 2ND