Tuesday, 25 June 2013

50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾

Have you seen this list from the National Trust yet? You can download a copy at
https://www.50things.org.uk/.  Just as the name suggests, it offers 50 activities which children should do before they are 11 ¾. With the end of term approaching, we thought some of you might like to take a look at their ideas. You might find some inspiration for summer holiday activities with your kids, or the more adventurous amongst you might even like to take a crack at the list yourselves!
The activities suggested are all pretty outdoorsy, with rather a nostalgic feel – climb a tree, make a daisy chain, hunt for bugs – they attempt to encourage children to discover and enjoy nature, as well as to become more active. Children can register on the website to earn certificates and rewards as they work their way through the list.

If it’s been a while since you done any bug hunting or pond dipping, you might want to take a look at some of our Teaching Practice books in Townhill Library. Although they’re there primarily for our trainee teachers to use in the classroom, any Swansea Met student or member of staff is welcome to borrow from the collection. You’ll find lots of books on mini-beasts and other creatures to help you identify anything you find. You might like to check out books at Swansea Business School Library, home of our leisure and tourism courses, to find some tips on canoeing, rock climbing and other intrepid activities!

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