VICTA Parent Portal and Nature based learning hub

Sorry, this workshop is now closed for applications.

Ideas to help your VI child connect with nature and care for their mental health

  • When: Monday 5 Feb 2024
  • Where: Online/Zoom
  • Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
  • Cost: £5
  • Closing date: Thursday 1 February 2024

The Nature Based Learning Hub will be helping parents discover the incredible benefits spending time outdoors can bring to their vision impaired child and how it can positively impact their overall wellbeing and support good eye health.

Passionate about getting children learning outside and supporting future generations, our presenters Jo (from Teach Outdoors) and Alex (from Muddy Feet) offer a wealth of experience engaging children with nature.

Whether you’re keen to find ways to encourage your child to enjoy the outdoors or are looking for more activity ideas to help them engage, this workshop is the perfect opportunity to hear from the experts.

The workshop will help launch a series of inspiring, accessible ideas and activities that we will be sharing across the week both on the Parent Portal and on our social media channels. So, once you’ve attended, you can take part with your child across the week or take the ideas away to try in your own time.

To join this workshop, please apply via the form below.

Sorry, this workshop is now closed for applications.

Meet our hosts

Alex has over 20 years of experience connecting people with their environments and is a skilled community development, training, and facilitation professional. She is a graduate with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science and recently an MSc in Behavioural Science, with a research dissertation focusing on teachers’ perceptions of nature connectedness. Alex has worked in a wide range of urban and rural contexts both in the UK and overseas. She has worked with families, young people, children, schools, councils, housing associations, and charities. Alex has spent the last ten years establishing forest schools and delivering accredited training in Forest School and outdoor learning. Alex is an LTL Accredited Professional in Outdoor Learning and Play, Therapeutic Forest Approved Practitioner and an Institute of Outdoor Learning Recognised Professional.

Jo Clanfield is an experienced primary teacher and senior leader with a passion for getting children learning outside. She has spent the last eight years supporting teachers and schools nationwide, to utilise their outdoor environments for teaching and learning. Jo is a qualified Outdoor Mental Health Specialist, Forest School and Beach School Practitioner. As a level 5 dyslexia specialist teacher she has an interest in supporting dyslexic learners through active learning outdoors. Jo has a passion for providing all children with the opportunities and skills in life to thrive.