Tag Archives: Primary School

National Gallery London – Arts Education

Want to lose yourself in centuries of political and religious conflict and dark mysteries locked in snapshots from the past? Then the National Gallery in London is just the place for you. With an enormous collection of stunning artworks spanning over half a millennia, this is an amazing experience. No matter how many times I’ve been there, I haven’t even scratched the surface of the passion, the love, the hatred, the rebellion, the political intrigue and the social and emotional commentary that’s behind the huge collection of art in the National Gallery.

In this episode, we talk with Caroline Smith, head of educational programs at the National Gallery and explore how they engage students in one of the most amazing galleries in the world.

From the early Renaissance to legendary artists such as Monet and Van Gough and stunning works which take up entire walls, this is something which will awe and inspire students in ways that the classroom can never replicate.

For more information on the educational programs at the National Gallery checkout:

National Gallery London

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/learning/teachers-and-schools

Best Coffee in London

Monmouth Coffee is well worth seeking out as you will struggle to get a decent coffee anywhere in the UK. However, the coffee here is amazing and some of the best coffee I’ve had in the world! Just go there and try it. You’ll know what I mean!

Christchurch City Council Learning Through Action Program

How do you get students to buy into their role and responsibility in caring for the environment?

How do you use this to build a sense of community at the same time?

In this episode, we talk with Pete Johnson, from the Christchurch City Council in NZ who leads the environmental experiential education programs for schools.

We take a look at how these programs are aimed at all ages and build and grow on prior experience year after year to help students, not only understand the local environment and the challenges we face to care for that, but also taking real action to do something within the community.

For more information on Pete’s work and the great Learning Through Action programs on offer at the Christchurch City Council checkout:

Christchurch City Council

https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/learning-resources/learning-through-action/

Programs on Offer

https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/learning-resources/learning-through-action/list-of-programmes/