may, 2021

22mayAll Day24Fundamental needs CampFundamental Human needs camp for Elementary children

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Fundamental Human needs Camp for Elementary

This year in elementary we would like to organise a 2 night camp over a long weekend in May, with the focus being on meeting our own Fundamental Human Needs.  To help with this, the children will be building their own shelters to sleep in and preparing their own food. But, we think that simply preparing food is not enough.  We want the children to understand where their food has come from.  Maria Montessori wanted children to develop a feeling of gratitude for the primary producers of our goods – the farmers. To achieve this Montessori believed the children needed to understand all the work that goes into every stage of production. What better way for the children to gain this understanding than to produce their goods themselves? So our plan, which is possibly a little over ambitious, is for the children to source all of the food for camp from as close to ‘scratch’ as possible. These activities will start in January, we will keep you posted!



may 22 (Saturday) - 24 (Monday) BST


Kate HanekomMontessori Teacher, Elementary

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