Over the course of 12 months, we will be running sessions combining mindfulness and resilience with creativity. By attending, children will learn mindfulness techniques and also gain a variety of certificates, including various ASDAN courses, as well as the opportunity to contribute to the creation of a Mountain Movers storybook starring their own character creations, which they will publish and market, including holding a book launch!
This course will be run by a qualified tutor and published author as well as a qualified Mindfulness tutor, following a course designed specifically for home educated children.
Everyone can benefit from mindfulness and improved self-esteem, however, it has been shown to improve children’s learning as well as their holistic well-being.
Each week will begin with a mindfulness session lasting approximately 30 minutes. Each child, accompanied by a parent/carer will be guided through becoming neuroscientists: learning about how their brains work, why our minds are like puppies and how we can take them to puppy class. We will have volunteer playworkers on hand to entertain any siblings as needed in the main hall. (Parents are only required to attend this first 30-minute mindfulness session - they do not need to remain with their child for the whole class but can if they wish).
The group will then be guided through learning opportunities using a variety of different creative mediums and workshop opportunities such as drawing comic book/graphic novels, costumes, clay modeling, painting (oil pastels and watercolors) to name just a few. Children will explore topics such as identity, relationships, and community, through to mythology and history, all through these creative mediums.
Suitable for children of all ages and abilities (minimum age of 7 years), sessions will be held on Friday mornings, with the regular optional fun afternoon workshops within the Mountain Movers sessions at Rhos. There will be a class for teens and a class for younger children. Class sizes are strictly limited in order to keep the learning experience inclusive to all.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
The cost will be an amazing maximum of £5 per week per family payable 4 weekly in advance. with no family fee for attending Mountain Movers for those participating in the sessions. Families will need to commit to the entire course after the first month with payment being due regardless of attendance.
For more information and to sign up, please contact Mountain Movers directly.