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Teacher Development: Harmony Programme

  • Prince's School of Traditional Arts 19-22 Charlotte Road London, England, EC2A 3SG United Kingdom (map)

Booking via PSTA website. This education programme for Key Stages 1- 3 explores fascinating connections between art, maths and science - too commonly treated as separate subjects in our schools. Discovering the resonances between them ignites delight and curiosity in each. When a subject-specific fact is seen to be clearly relevant in another context, learning becomes really fun and interesting.

All teachers participating our Harmony programme receive a resource pack. This includes inspiring, richly illustrated guides and resources they can use to show learners how to make connections between many of the subjects they are studying: mathematics, science, art & design, biology, chemistry and geography. The pack also maps activities and learning to National Curriculum requirements.

This programme is based on themes inspired by Harmony: A New Way of Looking at our World, by HRH The Prince of Wales.

Inspirational Teaching Resources

Our resource guides outline how this cross-curricular learning can happen in an arts-based framework.

They contain

  • Over 200 pages of richly illustrated teacher resources – information, lesson plans, activities and projects
  • Lesson plans, seasonally themed, for use across the year 
  • Collaborative learning projects 
  • Creative art-based activities 
  • Relevance of subject-specific knowledge in cross-curricular contexts 
  • Mapping the learning to Maths, Science and Foundation Subjects at Key Stages 1-3

Themed according to our seasons, these resources explore the order of nature, principles of sustainability and the qualities of harmony as well as integrating different subject areas.

  • Autumn: harvest; cycles and sustainability; the sources and science of pigments, dyes and paint 
  • Winter: crystals, snowflakes, geometry, pattern recognition and development, tiling and tessellation 
  • Spring: principles of growth, life cycles, seeds, botanical investigation, light and colour 
  • Summer: structural geometry, collaborative building, kites, bubbles, flowers and fruit

All materials are included in the course fee. Each participant will receive a full set of the Four Seasons workbooks and a certificate of course attendance.

This course is open to all. A small bursary fund has been made available for teachers; please email us to apply for the bursary.

Dates of attendance:

• July 22, 23, 29 and 30