“In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love
only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.”
Baba Dioum, Sengalese conservationist
Working with Schools - environmental education
“Attachment to the land is not only good for the child, but good for the land as well.” Last Child in the Woods – Richard Louv
Opening eyes...and having fun while learning
Wild Walks are about getting up close to nature, using the senses and discovering some of the amazing wildlife on the doorstep.
I-Spy Walks provide children with their own I Spy style of book, full of things to see and do on the walk or visit, including games, mini experiments, challenges and forfeits, all designed to open their eyes and enhance their sense of wonder.
Art Walks can be planned with teachers to cover cross-curricular themes, blending local character (ecological, historical, cultural, geographical) with creativity and scientific investigation, in both urban and rural settings.
Past Walks with the permission of a local farmer, field walking – investigating evidence of human activity – flints, pot shards, horseshoes, bones and bits and bobs. Have a go on a metal detector. Archaeology in your garden.Walk Run Walk cross country with a bit of a difference, fun activities on the way, blending fitness with creativity and learning.
‘Rat Pack’ parties: choose from a variety of outdoor activities and games to suit the age group, and provide a birthday party or celebration that will be remembered for years to come.
Clay Rocks find out about the story of what lies under your feet - your local geology, the rocks, minerals and fossils, and the processes involved in moulding the landscape around you through having fun with clay.
Just Talks well not really talks but workshops supporting the environmental topics you are delivering, from bats v moths and bumble bees v wasps, to climate change and wildlife magic , agriculture of old to farming in the future.
Helping schools & colleges excite young people about nature
Cinnabar can provide all schools and colleges with the following support:
- The Sustainable Schools ‘agenda’ – policy and action
- Teaching Citizenship and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
- Town Planning and decision making challenges
- INSET and educational resources
- Art Walks, Wild Walks etc for staff
- Extended Services and schools in the community projects
- The development of school grounds as an outdoor classroom
- Environmental art and ecology workshops for classes and at open days
- Working with special needs students
- Forest School activities
Cinnabar is registered with DepARTure (Dorset Arts Education Partnership) and WAVE covering Poole and Bournemouth. Cinnabar staff are CRB checked and are covered by £5m public liability insurance.
"All the children thoroughly enjoyed the day, with several of them saying just how fast the day seemed to go.
"The children really enjoyed all the sessions, particularly the archaeology and the music, but I think that the star attraction was definitely the giant banner painting where the children could just let go and get creative. It was really good fun for the staff to see them let rip with the homemade paints."
LP Sept 2010
“What I hear I forget, what I see I remember, what I do I know.” Chinese proverb