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Making the most of the Great Outdoors with Wild Literacy Training

Community & Education Natural Environment

PECT is helping practitioners and primary teachers discover how to get children out into the natural environment to enhance their understanding of the wider world around them. The charity is offering a pre-bookable training opportunity for teachers and home educators, those working with both early years and primary-aged children, called ‘Wild Literacy’ on Thursday 19th March 2020.

“Gaining an appreciation of our natural environment is a great way to educate people about protecting and preserving our precious eco system,” explains PECT’s Environmental Education Lead Heidi Latronico-Ferris. “We believe that giving children access to the great outdoors and encouraging them to engage with nature can also enable children to develop the vocabulary needed to talk about their experiences.”

“The world around us offers the perfect learning environment, which inspires and encourages children to develop a love of expression and conversation. It’s an exciting way to take sometimes complicated and confusing vocabulary into an experience that can be felt through practical and hands-on activities.”

PECT has designed this training opportunity with a step-by-step approach so that educators can use the resources through different stages of learning. The session will be held at PECT’s outdoor site at Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU on 19th March 2020, 12.30pm-3.30pm.

A previous attendee said: “I see us using these resources regularly in order to shape knowledge and vocabulary and to encourage children to reflect on their experiences in the forest, using appropriate vocabulary. I really enjoyed the training and feel more confident integrating literacy into outdoor learning.”

For more information, call PECT on 01733 568408, email [email protected], or visit www.pect.org.uk. To book your ticket, please visit: https://wildliteracy.eventbrite.co.uk. Discounted prices are available for Eco Charter school members.