Royal Greenwich 23rd Early Years Conference - Taking risks: making learning exciting

Our conference this year will challenge our thinking about risk in the curriculum. The keynote presentations from national experts, Kathryn Solly and Pete Moorhouse will explore current thinking around adventure, risk, challenge and creativity. Delegates will also hear how Royal Greenwich Nursery Schools approach risk in their curriculum planning.

Keynote speakers:
Kathryn Solly: Kathryn was the Head teacher of Chelsea Open Air (COA) Nursery School and Children’s Centre for nearly 17 years. Here she developed a highly inclusive learning community, building upon the creative learning ethos started by COA’s founder, Dr. Susan Isaacs. She has contributed to several journals and books on a variety of aspects of young children’s play and learning. Her first book “Adventure, Risk and Challenge in the Early Years” was published in December 2014.

Pete Moorhouse: Pete has over 20 years’ experience of working as an artist and Artist Educator within schools. The focus of his work is on encouraging creative and critical thinking in young children. He is the author of “Woodwork in Early Years Education”. Pete has worked as artist-in-residence and delivered a variety of creative workshops in a great number of settings and schools throughout the UK and abroad. The Reggio Emilia approach inspires his work with children.
Impact Statement
Participants will develop their understanding of how to approach challenge and risk in their setting. They will strengthen their understanding of how they can develop and support children’s awareness and management of risk in the EYFS through an exciting curriculum.

All Royal Greenwich nursery and primary schools, private, voluntary and independent
settings, Greenwich pre-school learning alliance and child minders