You may have noticed that Dacres Wood looked a little different after the summer holidays! In the reserve the leaves were starting to brown, the baby moorhens had grown fast, and berries, helicopters and conkers were appearing on the trees. But the biggest changes were to be seen indoors! Continue reading “The Third Teacher”
We are very excited to announce Free we Grow’s Open day on October 14th from 12 to 5pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to walk in the woods of the Nature Reserve and to meet FWG’s team and some of its community members. Tea, coffee, cakes on offer.
That day we will be screening the UK film premiere of ‚Be free or be dead’ from 2-5pm, an awarded 2017 Italian film of a homeschooling family. Anna and Lucio the directors of the film will be on site and do a Q&A session. Both, the open day and film are family-friendly. The event is FREE. Donations welcome.
Film synopsis: Anna and Lucio decided to take an alternative decision regarding the education of their daughter Gaia: let her leave the “traditional school” and try a more familiar approach, that aims to respect the time and the interests of the kid. Gaia is now attending a democratic project, where kids have granted their own capability to decide how, when, what to learn and even who to learn from. No grades, no homework no school benches… in theory everything seems perfect, but when effectively put in practice some doubts arise. Is it really possible to learn outside the “regular” school schemas?