Black Mats

Children can choose to take part in ‘Black Mat’ activities. A black mat session is always facilitated by an adult and is typically based on exploring ‘real’ and ‘everyday’ objects, for example padlocks & keys, jewellery, garlic presses or weighing scales. The activities are designed to promote the development of positive attributes and characteristics such as resilience and perseverance as well as their ability to think critically and to problem solve.