The Green House was set up in September 2014 as a home education group. It currently operates from a beautiful rural site in Bitton between Bath and Bristol, where we have geodesic dome as well as indoor and outdoor learning spaces that can accommodate up to 24 children.
The Green House is currently restructuring and is working towards becoming an Agile Learning Centre (ALC), which is very similar to how The Green House has been evolving since 2014.
In order to create a strong sense of community among the children, we are gathering together two consecutive days a week, on Mondays and Tuesdays, as a parent and child group whilst we restructure. We are continuing to use the ALC tools, ‘Offerings’ and ‘Gratitude Circles’.
Offerings are a little like classes except they are entirely opt-in and can be proposed and run by any member of the community.
Gratitude Circles are short daily meetings where we take intentional time to be present and share things that we’re grateful for in our lives.
The adults and children will be deepening and expanding their knowledge of ALC tools as the project evolves.
We will be a home education project for self-directed learners, supporting children to follow their passions and strengths. Facilitators will provide unobtrusive assistance, guidance, or supervision to make it easier for students to self-direct their learning. They will help children articulate the concepts and feelings they are already grappling with.
The structure of the project, as an ALC, will allow children, facilitators and parents to have a voice and take an active role in building the community they want.
To be agile means to be reflective, resourceful, and adaptable.