The programmes focus on 7 principles of nature: interdependence, diversity, adaptation, cycles, geometry, health, and oneness.
All these principles contribute to overall harmony: Harmony is present when the parts of a whole work together to produce something beautiful, beneficial and enjoyable for all.
We ask: What can the natural world teach us about everyday life? How can we put the principles into practice through values such as generosity, responsibility, patience, integrity, self-control and humility?
Bloom has been inspired in its work by the book Harmony, A new way of looking at our world, (HRH The Prince of Wales); as well as by The Harmony Project https://www.theharmonyproject.org.uk/and the visionary work in schools of its director, Richard Dunne.
Our lessons follow a Connection-Stimulus-Application pattern. Each session is built around an Essential Question prompted by a Harmony Principle. They are designed to engage all students, provide deeper learning opportunities and academic challenge.
1.Students engage in a sensory connection task related to the stimulus text/poem/topic.
2. In the main body of the lesson the stimulus material is explored in relation to the principles of nature. Time is given for enquiry, reflection and discussion.
3. Students choose a value that they can put into practice in the coming week that further illuminates the Essential Question and their findings are then incorporated into the next lesson or the Final Piece of work.
Students explore, engage with and enjoy nature from a totally new point of view, through 7 inspiring, fundamental principles of nature. All of our programmes are designed to be teacher friendly, providing you with all you need and leaving plenty of space for creativity too!
Using the Bloom method, each lesson takes you on a journey, first alerting your senses to nature around you in the here and now. Through the lens of the 7 principles drawn from nature we engage in the deep study of a text or poem, or topic in PSHE.
Students benefit by using the 7 principles to explore texts and dive into topics. Skills like oracy, comprehension and analysis are strengthened. And students benefit personally as they come to understand they are not separate from but connected to nature and the rest of the world.
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