The most popular of the school days at Atelier 21 is WILD Friday! The one day a week where children and adults go out into wild spaces for most of the day for outdoor learning and exploration.
As well as contextualising maths, English, geography, history, drama, music and science in the forest or on the beach we also have purposeful ‘Adventure Days’ – from rock climbing to Forest School, crabbing to wild swimming, raft building, kayaking, surfing and lots more. These days are about pushing ourselves, working as a team and having new experiences together.
Another motivator for WILD Fridays is the need to ensure the next generation cares enough about the natural world to protect it. We must ensure children develop an ongoing fascination with the natural world to ensure this happens.
Greta Thunberg can only do so much!