Network Ed and Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy are pleased to host a Health, Well-being and Sustainability TeachMeet on the 15th January 2020 from 4pm - 6pm.
Within the TeachMeet, practitioners will be sharing best practice with teachers, head teachers, academics and the wider education community.
Our TeachMeet will comprise of short presentations and engaging workshops from teachers and academics sharing innovative practice within Health, Well-being and Sustainability.
Craig Armiger (Outdoor Education specialist)
Craig has worked in Outdoor Learning for over 30 years and has been a tutor in a management training centre, taught outdoor education in a boarding school and managed and taught outdoor learning in residential outdoor centres throughout Wales and England recently for local authorities in South Wales. Craig has started his own company in 2014 called Outdoor Coaching UK.
"My personal Everest has been to introduce as many young people as possible to the awe-and wonder of the Great Outdoors"
Animation, artefacts and reanimated creatures as tools for fostering focus, curiosity and critical thought.
Artist/animator/Time Lord Sean Harris has collaborated with museums, environmental organisations and community groups on two continents. Part travelling show, part itinerant museum, here he brings the Ice Age to the classroom through a collection of animation machines, ancient animal bones and paper cut-outs so as to raise questions of time, climate change and truth.
Rhian Williams-Jones and Claire Nicholas: Maes yr Haul Primary School, Bridgend
Rhian is a primary trained teacher who has been teaching for the last 18 years (the last 14 of these have been in Maes yr Haul Primary School) teaching from Year 1 to Year 6. She has been responsible for ESDGC and Eco Schools and lead the school in achieving all levels of the Eco Schools programme from the bronze flag to platinum renewal. For the last 2 years Rhian has been curriculum leader for PSE and wellbeing. This area is a personal passion of Rhian's, which started in university where she did a degree in psychology. Last year she worked with Nick, Dylan and Lisa at Cardiff Met with Value Added Education and 3 other primary schools on a project which involved creating and developing the 'IValueU' wellbeing app.
Claire is the Deputy Headteacher, ALNCO and Wellbeing Leader. She has experience of teaching throughout primary in a number of schools in both England and Wales. She has been a Foundation Phase Advisor for the LA and CSC and last year was seconded to a Headship. Claire played an instrumental role as part of the School's SLT to help them achieve excellent in their last inspection for IA2 - wellbeing and attitudes to learning and IA4 – care, support and guidance.
Together they are working to give children and staff's wellbeing the prominence it needs, to ensure everyone in their school is happy, secure and can achieve to their full potential.
Andy Middleton TYF Group
Andy is a sustainable innovation specialist, working with leaders to accelerate the speed and scale of positive change as a speaker, facilitator, challenger, connector and coach.
Andy is Chief Exploration Officer at the TYF Group, a founding UK B Corp and social enterprise in St.David's, Wales, who help people grow unshakeable curiosity and ability to play, think and work their part to shape a better world through adventure, education and coaching.
He is a Founding Partner of the Do Lectures, specialist mentor with the Unreasonable Group and a B Corp Ambassador. Andy is also a member of the Innovation Advisory Council for Wales, and recently completed ten years as a Non-Exec Director for Natural Resources Wales and CCW. He's shaping projects to develop nature and activity-based solutions to wellbeing at country-scale and to ensure that every child leaves school fully prepared to wrestle with and ease complex challenges on climate and nature.
Andy works internationally and from his home city, balancing desk and delivery time with surfing, sea kayaking and land work. He blogs at www.tyf.com, tweets as @gringreen. His most popular talks online include ones on biomimicry at TEDx and on the intersection between luck and purpose at the Do Lectures
PHELL Research Group (Physical Health Education for Lifelong Learning), Developing Physical Health Educators of the 21st Century
The PHELL Research Group is a vibrant, inclusive community of interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners committed to the critical exploration and advancement of lifelong learning that promotes equitable forms of sustainable social, cultural, health and environmental well-being across a range of physical-health education and activity settings".
Deputy Head of Cadoxton Primary school where I have worked for the last 15 years. I am professional learning pioneer and am passionate about teaching and learning in 21st century environments. I believe in a foundation phase pedagogy for all and think that strong relationships in schools will allow the whole community to thrive.
The event will be hosted at:
Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cyncoed Campus, Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, CF23 6XD
As part of our Sustainable Travel Plan, we encourage all visitors, students, and staff to travel to the University by walking, cycling, public transport, or by car sharing.
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The 52/52A bus travels from the city centre to the Cyncoed campus every 15 minutes during the day, via Albany Road and Penylan Road.
Heath High Level and Heath Low Level railway stations are approx. 25 minutes walk from the Cyncoed campus, serving the area from the Rhymney and Coryton lines. See National Rail Enquiries for train times.
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