Learn this and many other fascinating facts about the world of bees in a fun, engaging and educational session.
HOW DO BEES MAKE HONEY? workshops are geared mainly toward early years and primary aged children. They are particularly useful for school settings looking for innovative ways to introduce aspects of the natural world to children.
The sessions are also popular with community and voluntary groups.
Maggie runs HOW DO BEES MAKE HONEY? workshops with ‘The Bee Man’, Gunter Weber, local beekeeper and a familiar face at farmers markets in and around Milton Keynes area.
What do we do?
In response to numerous requests from the general public and teachers in particular, Maggie and Gunter have developed this interactive workshop. Children learn many fascinating facts about bees, through story, drama and music. The children also have opportunity to handle beekeeping equipment, view an observation hive with live bees, and of course, taste honey!
During the two hour (key stage 2 sessions) children gain more ‘in-depth’ information, make a beeswax foundation candle and experience mark making on wax tablets.
(Currently these sessions are available only in Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire area.)
The Story Makers Circle is a popular social activity where children are motivated and enabled to create their own stories. Using a range of techniques, from working with story boxes, story sharing, puppetry, and story dramatisation.
The Story Makers Circle is inspired from the work and writings of influential observers and protagonists in the field of child development. Counted amongst these are Montessori, Froebel, Steiner and Gussin Paley. Each in their way have given us recognition that in addition to ‘being nurtured’ by stories being read or told to them, that children love and need to have their own voices heard and to become storytellers and articulate communicators in their own right.
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