Why is a Health and Wellbeing Residential at Peat Rigg a great way to cover this Key Curriculum Area?

 

Learners are challenged to think differently and share opinions

By taking part in unique activities which they would never usually have the opportunity to experience.

 

Personal skills are Developed

Through encouragement to trust others, try new things and face fears

 

Lifelong Learning takes place

Our activities empower young people and highlight the importance of inclusion, diversity and resilience. Helping them face the future.

 

Health is high on the agenda

With all of our adventurous activities and farm based education, Peat Rigg is an ideal place to discover diet and nutrition, and put that learning into practice

 

It's a great starting point for future residentials

Being away from home and family for the first time can be quite daunting for some. Our Health and Wellbeing 3 day residential can be used as a great first residential to prepare for longer adventures. It can also be added to our other activities to make a diverse 5 day residential which will not only be unique, but pretty hard to forget.

 

 

 Case Study:

Esk Valley Teaching Alliance - April 2016, Health and Wellbeing

 

In early 2016 a consortium of primary schools from the

Esk Valley Teaching Alliance came together for a 3 day Health and Wellbeing Residential at Peat Rigg

 

 Goals

  • Deliver key curriculum elements of the KS2 Health and Wellbeing Syllabus
  • Provide new experiences and opportunities for learning
  • Bring rural schools together to work collaboratively and form relationships
  • Use LOTC to develop pupils and provide them with tools to face the future

 

 Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate understanding of nutrition and practice healthy lifestyles
  • Work together and trust others from within the same peer group
  • Try new and different experiences
  • Develop resilience and the confidence to face fears

 

The goals and learning objectives were developed in partnership with the schools and staff members involved through effective communication before and throughout the course.

 

The programme involved a variety of engaging activities. Not only did these sessionsprovide learning in a new setting, they also incorporated opportunities for children to demonstrate their learning through fun activities, physical tasks and tactile skills.

 Health and Wellbeing Activities

Peat_Rigg-270.jpgAnimals and Farming

 

One of the benefits of Peat Rigg being a working farm is that we can provide hands on experience with farm animals. This session is great to learn about animal welfare and the '5 Freedoms' and also where food comes from. During the session different breeds and different farming systems are discussed and participants often form opinions based on their new knowledge  

School Bee keeping.jpgBeekeeping

Our resident apiarists will teach you all about the importance of Bees. Games and activities will be used to highlight such things as 'the waggledance' and pollination. The session will also include an inspection of our beehives and the opportunity to taste our honey. We provide fully veiled bee suits and gloves in a range of sizes for this activity. 

 

 

Peat Rigg-132.jpgTry Wild Food

This popular session links bushcraft with health and wellbeing. Round the campfire the group will discuss the diets and way of life of our Neolithic ancestors. This may involve building your own fire or demonstrating prehistoric cooking methods. Throughout foraged items will be available and the group will be challenged to try something new.

 

Eatwell Orienteering

 

 

 

A journey of discovery around Peat Rigg Farm. Not only learning skills in map reading and navigation but also finding the correct food items which make a balanced diet and avoiding poor nutrition.

Working in small independent groups to find the controls in our 100 acres of land. Our course is designed to be accessible to all levels. The small teams need to use several skills and work together to succeed in this activity.

Food into Fuel

 

Linking what we eat with how we use energy is important. This is key in maintaining healthy weight or balance. Looking at what calories are and how they are used, the group will take part is a range of outdoor activities and see how many calories they can burn.

Growing Healthy

 

 

Discovering where and how different foods grow and what they need. Using our poly tunnel and horticulture site, the group will engage in games which highlight the nutritional properties of different foods and sustainability. At the end of the exercise the group will be challenged to trust each other in the 'Blind Taste Challenge' where they will soon discover who their real friends are!

Sausage Making

 

 

Using pork from our own pigs, you will get to grips with the skill of sausage making, including linking your sausages. During this session you will learn about different breeds of pig, how seasoning effects what we eat, and through a taste challenge,  the hidden ingredients which are sometimes used in shop bought items.

Woodland Sensory Adventure

 

 

The group will find their way around the forest. On the way they will be presented with games and challenges which encourage them to use their senses in different ways and find new ways of experiencing the wilderness.

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