Animation project

animation filmingA few months ago we started a mini animation club for people with dementia and their carers.  We decided to use the regular walking group as inspiration and then just let things run to see what happened. We enlisted the help of Karen Hayes a librettist (she takes words and puts them into poetry, operas and much more) and she chatted and listened to members of the group as they explored some local clay landscapes as part of their weekly walks. Continue reading

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Easy peasy poetry

poetry example

We recently road tested our new activity countryside poetry dice.  It is designed to engage groups in creative writing and poetry based on their experiences and emotions connected with nature and the outdoors.  The activity aims to make poetry accessible and fun, helping participants express their thoughts, feelings and memories without feeling the pressure of creating poetry from scratch. Continue reading

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Top 5 tips for a quick fix of nature

foraging hand

There is a wealth of research and evidence out there to demonstrate that forging a connection with nature promotes well being, both physical and mental. Children can learn more effectively when interacting with nature, people living with dementia can tap into memories through engaging the senses with nature, and who doesn’t feel calmer and happier after getting 5 minutes of fresh air.

With this in mind we have come up with 5 quick ways Continue reading

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