Creative Learning Invitation 2023
11 May 2023
‘If you were a tree, what would you be?’
This first invitation focuses on exploration of this question from a global perspective. Linking to this year’s Forest of Imagination, it provides the opportunity for children to link art and nature, and to respond to the themes of beauty, biodiversity, personal and community. It shines a light on the importance of forests across the world, what they mean to us in Bath and our own responses to the climate emergency.
The learning invitation is designed to support the co-enquiries of children and educators drawing upon Forest of Imagination partnerships with local organisations, experts in the field of climate change and biodiversity, and the inspirational work of the artists. It provides links to useful websites and organisations to support the research of the educators and children, to add to their knowledge and understanding of global rainforests, and provides a creative framework for co-enquiry that is sensory, imaginative, embraces children’s many expressive languages, is accessible to all children and supports their meaning-making processes in a holistic way.