CEDAR CIC recently teamed up with Feather Perfect Falconry CIC to deliver the first pilot programme on death, loss and remembrance to a pioneering group of NHS Shropshire CCG Young Health Champions in July 2014.

The programme, which was developed by thanatologist, Dr Judith Wester and falconer, Nicky Kent was a huge success and proved you can teach young people about death in a sensitive and responsible way that is beneficial and rewarding. The idea was developed to teach young people how to understand, accept and respond to death appropriately amongst their peer group and within their families; to teach them how to talk about death comfortably; and show that not only humans die but we must also be aware of and take care of the natural world around us. To see the young people and birds of prey, watch our introduction video here:

For more information on CEDAR Life Lessons™ you can register for the Education section and go to Life Lessons. It’s free and there is more information for you to explore. Or contact us at info@cedareducation.org.uk, subject: Life Lessons.