Come and explore the magical ‘Humanities Health Hub’ at the Gower Heritage Centre
Our team is made up of award winning educationalists, and artists who want to inspire Children and Young People to experience the Humanities and Heritage through stories, film and creative activities in a natural setting that will impact on their health and wellbeing.
Through the extensive ‘Humanities Health Hub programme’, children and young people will increase their knowledge about local heritage, citizenship values and human rights whilst improving their wellbeing.
The programme, like the ‘New Curriculum For Wales’, is designed to support schools, youth groups and families in developing into:
- Ethical Informed Citizens of Wales and the World
- Ambitious Capable learners
- Healthy Confident Individuals
- Enterprising, Creative Contributors
History and the Humanities promote certain values and good citizenry are critical in the mandate of Humanities for Children and Young people. Through this way of learning, learners become responsible, reflective and active citizens who can make informed decisions and our programmes will help learners improve their capabilities to think critically as informed citizens.
Our programmes mutually complement Citizenship education and History in achieving the holistic development of a child, and supports the quest for a peaceful society.
The Humanities, Being Well and Being Human encourages a deeper understanding of difference. Lessons from the past, both good and bad, are to be learned from the way our ancestors have interacted with other people who have different ways of living. In our modern world, inclusivity is embraced no matter what !
Historical stories can inspire individuals to greatness. History remembers brilliant people and their heroic acts that have changed the shape of nations. Children get a huge amount of motivation from learning about the inspirational events that make up where we are today. It only takes one great story to light up a child’s imagination. History is not about memorising a list of facts or dates, it’s the study and connection of people and events that take into account ethnic groups, social trends, religions, philosophy and political orientation.
We have made links in our programme between these two areas of learning, crucial for future generations. Children and Young People will have more of an under-standing about mental and physical health, Being Well and Being Human through film, stories, expressive arts activities, Philosophy sessions and gaining a feeling of belonging walking in nature.
All our workshops start with a film in the smallest cinema in Wales as a stimulus for discussion and debate. Tours of the site and its wonderful examples of History and Heritage relating to the topic of the workshop will follow.
Creative and expressive art activities will be set up in the Hub and courtyard or school room to enrich the learning experience. Workshops are suitable for children and young people from schools, youth groups and families.
One off workshops can be booked or a series of workshops that can cover a term or school year.
Have a look below at some examples of our day trips;
A traditional tale is a story that has been told and retold for many years and have been passed down for generations, most were at one point told orally, but have since been written down and reimagined. Not all of our stories are historically accurate or even true. Truth is less important than provisioning cultural cohesion. Traditional tales for the Early Years like Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs or Goldilocks usually follow a typical structure and contain recognizable features such as animal characters, countryside settings and a simple moral message.
For our youngest visitors we have workshops based on five traditional tales. Here we can start to look at the most basic of human values like kindness, cooperation, honesty.
Story Workshops Available:
- The Three Little Pigs
- Little Red Riding Hood
- Jack and the Beanstalk
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Example Story Workshops:
Mindfulness For Children Sessions
Raise your children’s emotional intelligence, confidence and overall well being. We can help children and young people identify their feelings, emotions and thoughts and how a mindful approach can impact on their learning and wellbeing. We can support them to develop life skills and a growth mindset, resilience and learning from mistakes. Our sessions are ideal for small groups of children and young people or one to one sessions to help raise self esteem.
Mindfulness and Wellbeing – Understanding You!
- The Brain, neuroplasticity and why it’s important.
- How to develop your growth mindset
- The importance of perseverance and resilience.
- Creating your mindset toolkit-
- Meditation exercises.
- Mindfulness, wellbeing and Movement
- The Mind and The Self
- The Self and Compassion
- Cultivating good thoughts
- Mindfulness and Sound- Music and Wellbeing
- Mindfulness and Oneness
- Training for Teachers, Support Staff, Governors & Parents
“Being Well” Whole School Approach Programme.
A Whole School Approach to Wellbeing
based on Human Values and Children’s Rights.
This approach is not an initiative but symbiotic in developing the vision, values, curriculum, ethos and wellbeing of a school community.
It creates a holistic and consistent approach to wellbeing across the school so that expectations, methodology and philosophy align.
It benefits the whole school community including parents, carers, partner agencies and the local community.
All the modules are based on real life case studies, award winning practice and upheld by government and inspectorate bodies.
Principles, Values and Mission
Learning Environment Overview
The Physical Environment (Tour and Case Study)
The School Mascot
Positive Behaviour Overview
Rights and Responsibilities
Whole-School Reward System
Relationships, Resilience and Reflection
Pupil Voice Overview
Pupil Participation Overview
Pupil Groups and Pupil Parliament
Pupil Voice and School Improvement
Pupil Voice in the Classroom
Curriculum Overview with Case Study
The Curriculum and UNCRC
Time for Talk- Listen- Reflect
Support for Well-Being
Strategies from the ‘Web of Wellness’
Community Cohesion and Parents
Human Relationships and Diversity
Global Goals, Sustainability and Activism
Rights and Promoting Peace in Schools
This training will be advertised and ongoing throughout the year. Schools can book teachers onto a specific course module or sign up to one training module every half term and work through the programme. The training films that teachers are shown on the training day will be available for them to take back to their schools to disseminate.
For further information about the programme go to www.inspireu.global. If you would like information about any of our workshops then please contact us below.