Young children learn through their imaginations. They experiment with the world and people around them through role play and creative activities. While this is often done individually in playtimes and at home, schools can also harness the power of creative play in classrooms to develop well-rounded pupils.
What do you learn when you sail around the world on your own? When solo sailor Ellen MacArthur circled the globe – carrying everything she needed with her – she came back with new insight into the way the world works, as a place of interlocking cycles and finite resources, where the decisions we make today affect what's left for tomorrow. She proposes a bold new way to see the world's economic systems: not as linear, but as circular, where everything comes around.
For two weeks now, the media has descended on the nursery – Dandelion Education – attended by two of my children, as it was judged the country’s best nursery at the 2017 Nursery World awards.This might have remained an obscure industry prize were it not for the fact that, unusually, Dandelion is an outdoor nursery and forest school.
From Spring 2018, The Hive will be offering accredited Forest School Training to practitioners looking for a thoroughly modern approach to Forest School. We will provide Levels 1 to 3 training, accredited through National Awarding Organisation CERTA, supplemented by six modules unique to The Hive.
A big Thank You to Stave Hill Ecological Park in Rotherhithe for welcoming us in their wonderful urban woodlands!
An exciting new creative collaboration for our very own Argyris Angeli...
ANOSIS: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY DANCE INSTALLATION BY GEORGIA TEGOU, IN COLLABORATION WITH GESAMTELIER
9th & 11th November 2017 at 7.30 pm
THE OLD TRUMAN BREWERY | JUJU'S BAR & STAGE
15 HANBURY STREET, LONDON E16QR, UK
A ritual of personal transformation, ‘Anosis’ explores three emotional states relating to water; the concepts of sinking, floating and flying.
The audience dives into a visual environment, tracking the dancer’s transition across the three states and utilizing the ‘model of affect’ as a roadmap. The circumplex model used in neuroscience proposes that all affective states arise from two fundamental neurophysiological systems, one related to pleasure and displeasure and the other to arousal and deactivation.
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!