World Jungle’s Global Play team visits Ashton Gate Out of School Care
Earlier this year members of World Jungle’s Global Play Team spent the day delivering training for the staff of ‘Ashton Gate Out of School Care’, a south Bristol playsetting rated Outstanding by Ofsted.
The training was part of World Jungle’s award winning global play programme designed for teaching staff, childcare, youth and play workers who want to help children and young people have the opportunity to explore cultural diversity in fun and exciting ways.
During the day staff were taught a whole variety of games from around the world to use with their children in the setting as a creative tool to explore other cultures, promote cultural diversity and effectively challenge discriminatory behaviour in an age appropriate way. Ways were discussed around how to effectively meet the diverse needs of children, promote positive attitudes to diversity and the differences between each of us, with the aim to equip staff with the skills to prevent discrimination and challenge prejudice.
Giving feedback on the session, Bella Wright from Ashton Gate Out of School Care said:
“We all loved the training, it was so fun and we got a lot from it. It met all of our needs and more. The two workshop leaders were brilliant!”
Ben Ward from World Jungle, who developed and led the programme said:
“We have had lots of positive feedback from organisations who we have delivered this training session for. Settings have reported that not only does it let them learn more about multi-cultural play and meet some of the challenges around delivering ‘British Values’ within the National Curriculum, but it also provides a team building experience for staff too as an added bonus!”
World Jungle’s Global Play programme has won a national award and the organisation has worked with primary and secondary schools across the South West, London and Midlands, together with over 50 different Early Year Providers and Play Settings, County Councils and national charities.
In addition to offering training to staff, World Jungle works directly with children and young people visiting childcare settings, holiday play schemes, nurseries, schools and community groups delivering lots of fun and cultural activities ranging from African/Caribbean/Indian/Carnival dance, music, arts and African/Samba drumming, to circus skills, games from around the world and outdoor play and bushcraft.