Bronze Ambassadors in Wales

Wales

Here we have the qr codes that our Bronze Ambassadors made to put in the Foundation Phase classroom to help the pupils develop their physical skills.

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Sweden – A game in the snow

„The Gear“ – A game in the snow

First, we make a big circle in the snow. After that we make walkways from the circle to the centre. In the middle we made a smaller circle.

When the game starts we choose one catcher. The other children are trying to escape and run in the gear. If they want a break they can rest in the little circle in the middle were the catcher can’t take them. There they count to 10 and then they must leave again.

The annual ski slope day on Tolvmannabacken

Sweden

In February we had our annual day on the ski slope we have in town. This day all pupils from the first to the third grade can choose ice skating, go sledding or downhill skiing.

For children who never stand on ski we have ski lessons. These pupils usual are very proud in the afternoon, because they have learned so much.

Lunch is served outside and everyone loves hamburger, apple and juice. Our pupils love this day and look forward to it. There is a lot of motion and fun.

Challenge Cards

We want to encourage our pupils to learn independently inside and out of the classroom so we have created these fun challenge cards! Each card explains how to play a game or activity and every card is different. Some challenges require a group of people to play, others can be completed independently. Photographs and a ‘star rating’ help pupils to choose suitable challenges for their ability and environment. Each school created 10 challenge cards so we now have a pack of 50 fun outdoor activities to try in our schools!

Teacher Training in Germany

In the last week of November our Run-Jump-Learn-project had a teacher training at Kleeblattschule in Germany. The overarching question of the training was „Why go outside?“

Our focus lay on outdoor teaching and integrating outdoor activities into everyday teaching. With the help of an outdoor specialist, we explored perception exercises and tested various new games that can be played on playgrounds, in gardens or in forests. Rangers from our local nature and wildlife park provided insight into how schools can integrate excursions to discover flora and fauna in the woods into the school’s curriculum.

Another part of the teacher training were lesson observations at Kleeblattschule, in order to get a concrete insight into the German school system. In addition, the guests taught German pupils dances, games or how to count in another language. The pupils really enjoyed that part and were highly motivated to learn more.

In the afternoon we tested ways of combining ICT and outdoor learning when doing interactive tasks using iPads in the school area.

One day was spared to visit the Studienseminar Kassel, where teachers are trained after their first state examination. This part of the German teacher training was new to our guests from Finland, Sweden, Wales, and Spain. In the evening we enjoyed visits to traditional Christmas markets and spend the evening together talking about the past days full of impressions.

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