Monthly Archives: June 2015


This year’s CLOtC Conference

By | June 20th, 2015|Webwatch|

This year's CLOtC Conference will take place on Thursday 26th November at Gilwell Park Conference Centre in Epping Forest, Essex. It will focus on how learning outside the classroom (LOtC) can help develop the character attributes that lead to academic achievement and success, and draw on the evidence that LOtC builds resilience, improves communication and team work skills, and helps [...]

What should education now be for?

By | June 19th, 2015|Webwatch|

UNESCO has published a new book to stimulate the discussion on the role of learning and education in the 21st century. Rethinking education – Towards a global common good? was released at the World Education Forum 2015 in Incheon, Republic of Korea, and feeds in to the policy debate and negotiations of the post-2015 development agenda.  Unesco says: "We [...]

It’s Empty Classroom day

By | June 19th, 2015|Environmental Education Feature|

Where will you be today?  Will you be inside (again)?  Or will you be with your students in the warm breeze and experiencing that feel-good factor that comes of fresh air, exercise, and the stimulus of the natural world? If not, why not?  It is empty classroom day, after all.

A strong voice sounds against the denial of climate change

By | June 18th, 2015|Blog|

The Vatican has published the Pope's long-awaited encyclical on climate change: On Care for Our Common Home.  It runs to 246 paragraphs and ends with a prayer for our earth. Pope Francis argues for a new partnership between science and religion to address human-driven climate change, and chides those who remain sceptics on the issue.  The encyclical is necessarily spiritual, [...]

The Great British Elm Experiment

By | June 18th, 2015|Webwatch|

The Conservation Foundation is attempting to unlock the mystery of why some trees survived Dutch elm disease which wiped out over 25 million elms in the UK.  David Shreeve, Director of the Foundation, says: "We want to interest a new generation in the elm, so much a feature of the British life and landscape for [...]

Eco-schools Roadshow

By | June 18th, 2015|Webwatch|

The 2015 Eco-schools roadshow is ready to roll.  You can spend a day at an Eco-Schools Ambassador school exploring the Eco-Schools programme.  The events are: June 24: St. Mary's, now July 2: Bootham School, now July 15: Cardinal Allen High School, Fylde, now September 15: Bruton School for Girls, now September 23: Keep Britain Tidy, Shoreditch, now  September 29: The [...]

Teaching holistically and making the most of your experiences

By | June 17th, 2015|Webwatch|

This is the title of a post on the Permaculture Ambassadors blog.  It begins ... My journey as a Permaculture designer and educator has taken many directions. There have been times however when I have questioned the direction I was taking, leaving me wondering not just if I was capable of becoming a designer but [...]

Sustainable Schools Conference

By | June 17th, 2015|Webwatch|

You can register here for the 2015 Sustainable Schools Conference in Bristol on July 2nd.  As part of Bristol’s Green Capital 2015 activities, the University of Bristol, the Sustainable Schools Alliance, and SEEd, will host this year’s conference.  You will be able to ... Engage your pupils through peer-to-peer learning with student volunteers from the University of Bristol Share your [...]

Green Teacher

By | June 17th, 2015|Webwatch|

Green Teacher is a Canadian environmental education journal – similar to NAEE's Environmental Education.  It is offering insights into its work with free access to two of the articles published in its latest edition.  They are: Taking Kids to the Community "Shoot" down Nature Deficit Disorder

Community Energy Conference 2015

By | June 17th, 2015|Webwatch|

Co-operative Energy has announced that its Community Energy Conference 2015 is titled ‘New Government, New Dawn’ and will be jointly hosted with Community Energy England.  More details  here.