Chelsea Physic Garden offer your school, or individual teachers with continuing professional development.

Twilight (£30 per teacher) half day (£54 per teacher) or whole day (£90 per teacher)  

It has given me a wealth of practical ideas to take back to the classroom


Growing Understandings

 How to develop, use, enjoy and sustain your school garden as a cross-curricular resource – For Early Years, Key Stage 1 & 2 teachers. 

Summary: This training day will inspire and provide practical activities to transform your school Garden into a Learning Garden as a cross-curricular resource. There will be time to discuss top tips on how to sustain the Garden with the pupils as active participants. The day will include planting advice.

Objectives

    1. To create a seasonal diary of Garden activities
2. To give practical support to learning outside the classroom engaging in simple activities made from recycled and natural materials including ‘Grow your own ’Shelf Life’ exhibition and Recycled Gardens for wild-life3. To incorporate Numeracy, Literacy, Science, Citizenship, Art, Play, History and Geography into your outdoor classroom.

Key stages 
These days will cover Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. All activities and information is relevant to all Key stages.

Cost: £90 per person (including lunch)


Other CPD topics include: 

General environmental education (nature studies) –including habitats, food chains, food webs, plant and animal adaptations, environmental games.

 Literacy in the Landscape – using the natural world to study fiction and non-fiction, poetry, vocabulary development, nature diaries, reportage. 

Numeracy in the Landscape– using the natural world to study symmetry, pattern, growth rates, heights, girths, area and more. 

Growing Understandings – How to develop, use, enjoy and sustain your school garden as a cross-curricular resource.

Cultivating Curiosity– all you need to know to set up and maintain an organic school garden/gardening club (the cost of this session & involves us visiting your school (London only) before and after the session). £360 Per school


INSETs can be adapted for other Key Stages, as required.  CPD sessions  are held at Chelsea Physic Garden, however if your school has access to green spaces nearby, we can come to you.

A few words from teachers who have attended our CPD days:

 I will use and adapt my teaching and really make sure that other staff engage with the garden.

 The hands on aspects and lots of ideas were most valuable.Really enjoyed it.

Excellent level of knowledge and lots of tips.

 Fantastic session, loads of info and nice to meet and share with others. Great practical activities. Fun!!

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