Environmental projects lend themselves to rich teaching and learning opportunities across the curriculum. C&M devise projects and create teaching materials to engage with children of all ages and abiltities.
Projects can equally be slanted to the subject style of secondary schools or to stimulate wider participation with specialist learners such as excluded students. Programmes of exploration that involve cross-generational work can also be a way to develop a sense of place. Recent projects we have devised or where we have supported school and community work include:
- At Goblin Combe and Cleeve Woods the focus was on Geology and ‘A sense of Place’
- The River Avon Trail was an opportunity to explore the riverside heritage of four schools and communitires several miles apart
- The history of the Bristol & Bath Railway Path was recreated in models, sounds and print-making.
People are often extremely knowledgeable, and also care deeply, about their local places.
C&M are mindful of these connections and would always want to consult, inform and involve people with their local places.
To these ends we create opportunities for people to meet, exchange ideas and information. These may lead to a programme of walks and talks, and in some cases we will publish and distribute a newsletter to keep people informed of the progress of a project.
We are always pleased if we can arrange knowledge-sharing between the generations and for particularly for older people to contribute and be involved in schools projects in their local areas.