Gardening - Improving Fitness in the Summer Garden

Ref: C3670540

A course to prepare for summersowing and planting for less mobile students in a care home environment.

Additional information about this course

This course is designed to promote health, well-being confidence and improve general fitness as well as developing basic summer gardening skills Some students may have limited mobility and the course aims to encourage more physical activity as well as maintaining and improving fine motor skills as appropriate.

Course aim

Aa course to prepare for Summer sowing and planting for less mobile students in a care home environment

Who is the course for?

All abilities within a care home environment

What topics will this course cover

Handling seedlings Transplanting seedlings After care of young plants Planning for autumn

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

State 2 or more materials required To handle and sow seeds developing fine motor skills Transplant young plants demonstrating careful handling Apply basic aftercare of plants

How will I know I'm making progress?

Verbal feedback, digital photos and progress reports

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

No other materials required

Reading and information sources

Non essential

What could the course lead to?

Involvement in local and national environmental organisations

Download full course outline

Gardening - Improving Fitness in the Summer Garden Course Outline

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Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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