“You never forget how to ride a bicycle.”
Do you remember the little lessons you learned early in life? Like how to walk, put on your shoes and making sure you got your left and right feet in the correct place? In the beginning of learning anything new you may not be perfect but with practice you get there. The best part is, these life lessons stay with us. “You never forget how to ride a bicycle,” the saying goes.
At CEDAR we want to teach young people, as well as adults, how to understand, accept and respond appropriately to a very fundamental part of life: we will all die. This may seem like a tall order, however so is learning how to walk if you have never done it before. It can be done nonetheless.
Our Life Lessons programme for young people ages 13-18 is fascinating and fun. It is fascinating because we explore ideas about death from around the world; have lively discussions and exercises about myth and time; and teach care and compassion in the community. It is fun because we do it together in small groups over a three-day period and on the final day introduce a full-day session with birds of prey. The birds bring the lessons about life and death back into everyday focus and raise awareness that all life forms are finite.
CEDAR Life Lessons programmes run over a three-day period and include lunch and refreshments. If you would like more information about our programmes, prices and booking please contact us and use the subject: Life Lessons. We are currently setting up a pilot programme in the beautiful hills of Shropshire in the West Midlands, England, United Kingdom.
We are now working on Learning Packs for Secondary Schools. To learn more or enquire if your school would be interested in piloting these packs, click here.
Family lessons can be arranged with a minimum of 3-4 families participating together; please contact us with your details and we will do our best to answer all of your questions and are happy to call you back.