Walk to Italy – Oxford
You’ve arrived at Oxford!
Oxford is a city in central southern England best known for it’s prestigious university, established in the 12th century. The University Museum of Natural History has the most complete specimens of the Dodo bird that went extinct in the 17th century. If you fancy taking part in a popular local activity, may I suggest punting. Punting involves tourists sitting in a wooden boat on the river whilst a guide pushes it along with a pole. If the architecture of Oxford looks familiar but you can’t figure out why, it’s because the city was used as a filming location for the Harry Potter movies.
In 1936, the fifth International Montessori Congress was held in Oxford. This meeting was attended by Maria Montessori and was important for the development of further principles of Montessori for Primary and Secondary schools.
Activity: Harry Potter Magic Wand
- PVA glue
Step 1 – Sourcing the perfect wand
Go for a walk around your garden or a local park with a parent or guardian. Gather any sticks you may come across and put them into a bag to bring home.
Step 2 – Time to get creative!
Put some PVA glue in a bowl and add a length of wool or string and coat it in the glue. Wrap the string around your chosen stick and wait for it to dry. Once dry, you can paint over the wand in you colour(s) of choice and sprinkle with glitter, beads or sequins.