'What Matters?' Cymbrogi Companions, an Educators Journey
‘Continue your journey towards a more sustainable future.’
Join us at the inspirational Cymbrogi HQ for a unique two day learning journey, guided by our Cymbrogi Champions.
Expand your knowledge of the Core Four (Sustainability, Well-being, Creativity, Collaboration) through experiential, hands-on and applied practice. Reflect further on the question ‘What Matters?', design your Action-Impact Project, and put into practice the sustainable change you want to see in the world.
Thursday 15th - Friday 16th September 2022
inspirational learning site, Cymbrogi HQ, Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire.
Unique and highly personalised 2 day onsite programme of activities guided by our expert Champions
All food, drink, materials (Organic, local, sustainable)
Online support throughout your journey
Onsite accommodation in shared Bell Tents or local Hostel
Global networking opportunities
£450 per participant.
Discounts available for groups.
Discounted tickets for our Changemaker Festival.
A 2-day programme of experiential, hands-on and collaborative activities at our Lawrenny site (a Covid-Safe learning environment). You will explore further the Core Four with our Champions and lead practitioners, develop ‘future-proof’ skills and access unique experiences ranging from coastal foraging to well-being practice, storytelling, creativity and curriculum design workshops.
As part of the second day of the onsite programme you will learn to apply Design Thinking in the development of a Action-Impact Project. You will then take this project back into your communities to implement. Across this stage you will be supported by the Cymbrogi team and fellow Companions.
Ongoing reflective journaling enables participants to recognise and own the journey they have been on. We encourage participants to share their learning with others across the Cymbrogi community and beyond. This forms part of the ‘graduation’ from the programme. At this stage we invite our Companions to join us at our annual Cymbrogi Futures Festival of Learning and to take their learning further through additional programmes of study.
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Connecting with Place: We immerse ourselves in the systems of Lawrenny through a guided natural systems-walk and foraging experience, making the connection between our needs and that of the non-human world.
How do I learn from my experience?
Shaun will guide you to transform the knowledge, awareness and insights from the previous session into day-to-day practice.
What needs to change for me to be well?
You will work with Shaun to cultivate a deeper sense of what ‘Being Well’ means to you. You will dive into the multiple dimensions of well-being, get clear sense of what it means to us individually and collectively, and develop practical ways to cultivate well-being in the rhythm of your daily lives.
A Lunch like no other: We gather to experience a meal foraged from the lands and estuary surrounding Lawrenny. An opportunity to connect with both the local eco-system and our fellow Companions.
Electives: Personalise your learning journey by joining one of a range of engaging and practical workshops linked to the Core 4.
Reflection: It is important to take a pause and to take stock. We invite you to choose a spot, to reflect and record your thoughts in your bespoke Companions Journal.
The Power of Storytelling: Let Phil take you on a powerful narrative journey into the art and practice of storytelling. Inspired by folk tales that connect the human and non-human worlds you will be invited to co-create you own powerful stories reflecting your journey; past, present and future.
Camp food and Camp fires: Time to settle down to some great organic and local food, chat, and enjoy the camp fire. Perhaps indulge in some star gazing or bat watching.
Earl Morning Well-being Practice: Optional 'early-risers' well-being session, taking in the peace, tranquility, and views across the Cleddau estuary.
Journey Mapping: Following a hearty camp fire breakfast we invite you to reflect on your journey so far and share where you hope to take it across the days and months ahead.
Sustainable Practice - How can we reduce the impact our clothing has?: Dr Verity Jones will challenge your thinking in this interactive session. Can fast fashion be sustainable? Whilst re-purposing old pieces of fabric, we will discuss issues such as garment worker conditions and microplastics from (washing) clothing. We will look at how one might design/make a sustainable item of clothing, observing case studies of circular/sustainable fashion brands.
Activate Your Creativity: Al Brunker will guide us on a creative journey, taking us from the intrapersonal through interpersonal and into our natural surroundings. Set free of the normal confines of 'creative-less' thought you will be invited to think expansivley.
Future Foods Experience: In this pre-lunch session we will explore, debate and sample 'Future Foods'. But after the bugs we will ensure you enjoy some fresh food, fresh air and some reflection time.
Designing a More Sustainable Future: In this depth session Rob will facilitate the application of a Design Thinking process, helping you to design your personal Action-Impact Project. Drawing on your own reflections, the Core 4 and your goals for the future you will work with Companions to collaboratively create the change you would like to see in the world.
And Finally: We convene to reflect, share our stories and discuss the next stage of the programme journey; our Action -Impact Projects. We commit to make a change and to support one another as we strive to change our lived worlds.
Electives: Join a number of workshops designed to help you explore the Core 4 more broadly.
Journey Mapping: Following a welcome breakfast, you will get to know your fellow Companions and begin to apply the principles of Collaborative Action. We will work together to reflect upon What Matters and map out the journey ahead of you.
Work-in before we Work-out: We start our Well-being journey with Shaun, learning how to tune into to the needs of our Head, Heart and Body.