by Dr Rona Tutt and Paul Williams . Foreword by Professor Barry Carpenter.
Building on Victoria Wells concept of ‘Sports Sanctuaries’ (the paper published previously on this website:(https://barrycarpentereducation.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/sport-sanctuaries_.pdf).
A school in Northern Ireland, Riverside, has developed the concept of Sensory Sanctuaries, and are now developing these alongside their Sports Sanctuary.
“Our sensory sanctuary is in a space positioned in the centre of our school, which is easily accessible for all. It is filled with natural light and has both outdoor and indoor elements. It will be filled with restorative sensory experiences that aim to promote inner peace and calm in our young people, enabling emotional self-regulation. For those learners who find it more difficult to transition to the area, the sanctuary will be accessible to them in their classrooms through sensory boxes replicating activities in the sensory sanctuary.”
An outline paper, by Shona McCann is below, but the key message is think about this concept for the children in your school. How would it aid their readjustment back to the busy school environment? How would it help process excessive sensory stimulation after a quieter life in Lockdown, and avoid sensory overload?
The work builds on the principles and values of the Recovery Curriculum. We need to emotionally regulate to educate, and this concept is ideal for bringing that to child centred reality.
It is my pleasure to supervise this Project, and as the work developed updates will be posted. So watch this space!
Professor Barry Carpenter
26th April 2021.
A new Active Recovery Hub is launching to provide schools, local authorities, and families with easy access to free resources to get children moving before, during and after the school day , co-ordinated by the Youth Sport Trust and Sport England.
The hub has hundreds of free resources available on it to help all children of all ages and abilities achieve the Chief Medical Officer’s recommendation of an average of 60 active minutes a day.
Supporting the launch Professor Barry Carpenter CBE, said: “The pandemic has had such a devastating impact on the social and emotional wellbeing of our children, causing high levels of mental distress. Active Recovery offers a positive and proactive route to recovery which builds physical fitness, stamina and social skills.”
The Active Recovery Hub is available by visiting www.yourschoolgames.com/active-recovery
Read the full press release below:
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Professor Barry Carpenter, Bev Cockbill, and and expert panel, discuss the use and application of Engagement as pedagogy, formative, and summative assessment.
All three podcasts have now been released.
The links are below:Episode 17: Engagement (Part 1) Lecture Presentation – What you really need to know about Engagement
Episode 18: Engagement (Part 2) A Panel Discussion – Reflections on Engagement
Episode 19: Engagement (Part 3) A Panel Discussion – Innovations around Engagement
Here’s the videos for each
EfL Networking & Development Virtual Event 25th Mar 2021: Engagement in Action
Here’s the video for the event: