Region 8 Contact
Chair: Rosie Roberts
Deputy: Felicity Fenemore
Tel: 020 8866 7653
Counties: Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire
Middlesex, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire Meetings
Saturday 15 June 2019 – Characteristics of Effective Learning with Barbara Isaacs
Rosewood Montessori, 16 Myrtle Ave, Ruislip, HA4 8RZ
We’l be exploring engagement and involvement in the daily life of children attending Montessori settings, plus investigating how problem solving, creating thinking and creativity are promoted and documented in settings.
Cost: £25 for MSA members, £35 for non-members.
Art Every Day, Creative adventures with Deb Hoy
Joint meeting with London Region
4 November 2017
The art training day was a wonderful opportunity for Montessori practitioners to gather together and get creative. Led by the knowledgeable and enthusiastic Debs the day started with a discussion about the benefits of creativity for children in Early Years and how to break the barriers that stand in the way of children expressing their artistic and creative nature. It was then time to get ‘hands on’, groups of four were given a mystery bag of resources and the brief “build a tree”. Even as adults the learning that takes place during these activities was evident. Throughout the process of creating a tree there was a need for communication skills, teamwork, fine motor skills, critical thinking, imagination, problem solving. The end results were varied and beautiful, but everyone agreed it was the process that was more rewarding than the product. Taking time to reflect is a vital part of creativity. It allows time to identify what went well and what you might do differently next, an important skill for young, growing minds. The afternoon was spent learning techniques for using watercolour paints and sharing of how we will implement these new ideas in our settings.
‘Hosting a join event with Rosie Roberts’ Region was such a joy! It was what MSA stands for- Connection in Community. A celebration of collaborative work and the sense of belonging and valuing our own practice.’ – Georgina Hood