It's back! UrbanExplorer Smart Thinking for Kids! The mini conference, designed for curious kids aged 8-13 with parents, grandparents, or any equally inquisitive adult takes place on Sunday 5th November at the Royal Geographical Society.
Gever Tulley, the founder of The Tinkering School demonstrates the valuable lessons kids learn when given tools, materials and guidance. Their young imaginations run wild and creative problem-solving takes over to build unique boats, bridges and even a roller coaster!
Risky play is thrilling and exciting play where children test their boundaries and flirt with uncertainty. They climb trees, build forts, roam the neighbourhood with friends or play capture the flag. Research shows such play is associated with increased physical activity, social skills, risk management skills, resilience and self-confidence. These findings make intuitive sense when you watch children at play.
“A perfect antidote to the hyper-vigilant, extra-electrified, standardized-tested, house-arrested, 21st-century childhood.” —Richard Louv, bestselling author of Last Child in the Woods and Vitamin N
Bringing Up Bébé meets Last Child in the Woods in this lively, insightful memoir about a mother who sets out to discover if the nature-centric parenting philosophy of her native Scandinavia holds the key to healthier, happier lives for her American children.
Virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, haptic feedback; the line between these and many other technological realities is becoming blurred and they are beginning to be grouped under one umbrella term: artificial reality. But what is artificial reality and how can it be used effectively in the classroom?
We know that things are bad with bees right now. In the past decade, they have been disappearing at an alarming rate – a combination of pests, pesticides and the destruction of habitats has seen the UK population decrease by about a third over that period. In September, the US added seven types of bees to its list of endangered species for the first time. The consequences of losing them would be huge: Albert Einstein once said that humans “would not survive the honeybees’ disappearance for more than five years”.
Most adults will have treasured memories of splashing in muddy puddles and playing games in the local park. But today’s youngsters are leading far more enclosed lives. A recent study found that three-quarters of UK children spend less time outside than prison inmates.
This doesn’t just have a damaging impact on young people’s health – outdoor play increases fitness levels and raises levels of vitamin D, for example – there are also consequences for children’s educational development and wellbeing.
This summer, The Hive is opening a fourth camp. Thank you The New Beacon for welcoming us to Sevenoaks. We're very excited to bring our exciting missions!
A thriving independent school situated in a semi-rural location just outside Sevenoaks, The New Beacon is set in 21 acres of gardens, playing fields and woodlands, complete with a beautiful wildlife pond and grazing sheep!
Join us in Greenwich this February half-term for a thrilling holiday workshop, inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci's exciting machines!
The Hive’s first flying mission! Inspired by Leonardo’s amazing machines, this week-long project is all about INVENTION. Your challenge: dream up, design and build a machine that can fly long enough for you to win Gold at our inaugural Air Show!
The Hive is opening a brand new camp in Surrey this summer at St George's Weybridge in Surrey. Located within 100 acres of stunning grounds and woodlands with extensive parkland to explore, fields designed for adventure, a woodland trail and a gentle river, St George's is a truly idyllic location for our outdoor missions!