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Restore and Connect: A Schumacher College Spring Week

Fee: 
£ 450.00
Course fees include simple accommodation, all meals, field trips, materials and all teaching sessions.
The programme will run from Monday - Friday afternoon and includes four nights private accommodation and all vegetarian meals from the first lunchtime you arrive through until the lunchtime before your departure. We ask you to arrive between 11:30 - 1 on the first day of your course so that the group can begin the experience by dining together.

An introduction to the community at Schumacher College

Come and join the Schumacher College sustainable community in the most beautiful time of year associated with personal renewal and development. As a participant of this week, you will deepen your connection with nature and become an active and engaging community member. You will be introduced to the principles and activities for which Schumacher College is renowned for. This week will allow you to press your "re-set button" and feel nourished and held for the week. You may wish to participate in all of the sessions or take a break in the library and beautiful gardens.

This week you can look forward to:
Plant walk around the college learning about plants with edible and medicinal properties.  Includes a one-hour forage before supper to pick a wild green salad to accompany the main meal
Yoga
Knitting
Group time to reflect on shared learning
Wild swimming or relaxing by the River Dart. This is followed with afternoon tea by the riverbank
Gaia theory session followed by Deep time walk to Dartmouth
Fireside chat with Satish Kumar
Teaching session in our outdoor classroom concluding the week with Satish Kumar

You may wish to participate in all of the sessions or take a break in the library and beautiful gardens. This is your week to restore and connect back to yourself.

The programme will run from Monday to Friday afternoon, and includes four nights private accommodation and all vegetarian meals from the first lunchtime you arrive through until the lunchtime before your departure. We ask you to arrive between 11:30 - 1 on the first day of your Experience Week so that the group can begin the experience by dining together. You can take part in as much as you like in the activities above or simply enjoy the use of the library, the gardens and the grounds in the company of like-minded people from around the world.

If you would like to book onto one of our short courses, you will need to create an account. This is a simple process of choosing a username, email address and password. Once you have created an account you will receive a verification email. Please click on the verification link within to have full access to the site and to make your booking. (You may need to  check your spam folder if you do not see this email.)  We will email you confirmation of your payment and any further communication about your course application.

A place can not be guaranteed unless we receive your deposit or payment on your chosen course. If you would like to apply for a bursary, please do this before making your course application.
 

Short Course Bursaries create an opportunity for an individual to experience the powerful transformative learning by joining a course that assists the participant to inspire their wider community and benefits from the participant’s own unique contribution. It is our hope that our bursaries support a wide cross section of participation on our short course programme. The number of bursaries available is limited, competition is strong and funding is not always available for every short course. Please be aware that most bursaries are in the region of 10% – 20% of the course fee so please be prepared to raise funding from other sources.  A bursary award is not intended to cover travel or incidental expenses.

Applications are viewed on a case-by-case basis and we are unable to enter into discussions on any decisions. We generally have many more applications for bursaries than we have funding available. We can only offer one bursary per person per year and priority is given to those who have not attended the college or received a bursary before. To help us support as many people as possible, please only apply if you would be unable to attend the course without a bursary.

How to apply for a bursary

Six weeks before the course is due to start all bursary applications will be considered and responded to.  If successful you will be required to accept our Bursary Terms and Conditions.

Please answer the following:

  1. What does a bursary mean to you?
  2. How will your attendance on this course benefit the wider community?
  3. If your financial situation justifies you applying for a bursary, how much are you able to contribute towards attending this course?
     

Please be prepared to supply an appropriate reference in support of your application.