A short term pilot project gives your school the opportunity to explore Bamboozle’s unique Approach to working with children and young people. Each pilot project is specifically designed to meet the needs of your school. Typically a pilot project takes place over three days and includes one training and planning day with school staff and the Bamboozle team, followed by two days of contact time with staff and students. All of Bamboozle’s work in education and training has a strong legacy element – everything that we cover has direct practical applications for day-to-day teaching and learning. All of our contact sessions offer experiential learning opportunities for both staff and students followed by in-depth discussion for staff on how principles can be applied to the classroom and how work can continue in future.
Each pilot project is specifically designed to meet the needs of your school. Sometimes schools are interested in working with a particular staff team or student cohort, sometimes the focus might be on the physical learning environment – her are some examples of pilot projects:
“The Bamboozle project has been a real “eye opener” for me. Being given the opportunity to observe, practise & then reflect has been really useful and has given me tools to use especially with our more challenging pupils. Using non-directive offers has definitely reduced the number of violent incidents with some children. I feel that having the chance or permission to just “be” with a child has been so rewarding. Some of the battles I had before are now non-existent. Our children are much calmer and happier and it has taught me approaches which support this. From September I will be helping to plan a Bamboozle session weekly and train staff who have not had the opportunity to be involved with the project so far. I am so looking forward to this.” Class Teacher (on an Autism focussed project), Lakeside School, Welwyn
“I have found the Bamboozle Approach has significantly changed my practice for the better. It has facilitated my belief that all children/learners learn better through a ‘play’ learning environment. I have now changed all my timetable work with Bamboozle themes – I try to narrate throughout the day, introduce characters and generally think much more about making all sessions more interesting and engaging by considering not only the resources but the whole environment, the way I present myself, how I talk, my expectations and what I observe.” Class Teacher (on a PMLD focussed project), Greenside School, Stevenage.
If you would like to find out more about Bamboozle’s education projects or would like to discuss how we can help your school please email Nicole Arkless, our education co-ordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pilot projects usually take place at your school by arrangement. Project fees start at around £2950.00 but costs depend largely on requirements which are different for every school. Due to the COVID situation many schools are restricting the visitors who access their sites during the school day. We are however still visiting schools for training purposes when the children are not present. If you would like to explore possibilities for setting up a socially distanced training session at your school please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the Contact page. Alternatively you might like to investigate our Online Course offering.