This resource is to be used in conjunction with 2 sensory walks to take place from the school in any environment convenient to the context of the school. On the first walk, learners are asked to record what they see, hear, smell and feel. This sheet is provided with prompts.
Learners are then split into 4 groups. Each group will focus in on one sense and groups will have the task of presenting their sensory journey to their peers. Learners are free to decide how they are to present their sense to the rest of the group. A sheet of suggested presentations is provided. Once this has been decided, learners do their second walk where they collect anything that will help them in their presentations. Once back at school, learners will be able to deliver their findings to their peers in the presentation style that they have chosen.
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- Two environments
- Printed recording sheets (or can input digitally)
- Laptop/projector (to share PowerPoint – optional)
- Take a Walk
Area of Learning and Experience
- Science and Technology
- Language, Literacy and Communication
- Expressive Arts
Eilidh Brailey spent most of her childhood at her local youth theatre, first as a participant and later leading workshops for younger people. She went on to devise and perform shows at the Edinburgh Fringe festival, helping to reinforce her view of the importance of the arts for young people. After completing her degree, Eilidh moved to Wales to complete her PGCE, training to be a primary school teacher. She recently completed this training and aims to implement creativity and creative learning in her lesson delivery to stimulate the imaginations of her pupils and help to develop their creative skills as well as promoting self-confidence.