Free online workshops - Teaching children about growing food and the natural world
Oak trees are dependent on that loud chattering bird, the Jay, to bury their acorns some way away so the young oak trees aren’t shaded out by their mother tree. This and other amazing facts about the natural world will be engaging local children in a series of free interactive online workshops organised by Northwick Park Community Garden.
We have already been running online workshops for children with excellent feedback: ‘great interaction and very engaging’, ‘excellent structure, content and timing… a very interactive session which D likes very much!’
The workshops will focus on practical hands-on activities that will still be educational, but won't involve the children being glued to a computer screen. All the workshops we run are very interactive and good fun with a story and some music to finish. We are hoping children will be back at school in March, when the sessions will be organised around worksheets the children can use to explore outside, particularly in the Northwick Park Community Garden and report back on what they have found.
See below for the full list of upcoming workshops in the series that will run fortnightly on Wednesdays 5.30pm-6.15pm:
10th March: What happens in spring? This session will give children a chance to report back on what they have discovered after exploring outside, using a workbook that we will provide to guide their investigation.
24th March: Birds you can hear singing now - We will provide a worksheet to help the children identify birds they can see outside and this session will give them a chance to feed back on the birds they saw.
7th April: Where do your vegetables come from? This is the time when we start planting vegetables so this session will look at where everyone’s favourite vegetables come from. We will find out what everyone’s favourite vegetables come from and ask the children to draw a picture of it.
21st April: All about fruit blossom - This session will also be organised around a worksheet which the children can use to observe the blossom in the Northwick Park Community Garden. It will give the children a chance to understand and experience how the blossom will change into fruit.
5th May: Bees in spring - This workshop will give the children a chance to see which bees they can find outside. It will give them a chance to learn about the different bees and how they have different ways of living.
Workshops are aimed at children aged 4-11 years and if you would like your children to join please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org