Finally, after nearly an absence of a year, we welcomed our first group of school children back to Godinton last week. Wyvern School in Ashford brought their delightful Year 2 children to see us. The sound of children exploring, learning and enjoying the great outdoors was heaven-sent, as they spent the morning in the gardens looking at plants and minibeasts.
Our unique learning programme covers three main areas; class visits, specialist sessions for disadvantaged children and an outreach programme using Godinton as the physical environment for inspirational, hands-on learning activities.
We hope to engage and encourage young people to develop a meaningful relationship with their environment, along the way building confidence, improving mental health and wellbeing with a creative approach, whilst learning new skills.
June will see us run specialist sessions for two local primary schools looking at various water bodies including the river, farming, meadows and pollination. This includes a plot to plate session learning about wheat, flour and finally baking biscuits, which is always popular. Though creating a human combine harvester is always great fun!