Monthly Archives: April 2016


Do Forest Schools promote pro-environmental attitudes?

By | April 7th, 2016|Blog|

Forest Schools and Environmental Attitudes: a case study of children aged 8–11 years, was published late last year by Cogent Education. To celebrate International Forest day (March 21st), the publisher has made it freely available to readers, and you can download it here.  The paper's Abstract says: "There is growing evidence that children in the UK are [...]

Activity leader apprenticeships

By | April 7th, 2016|Webwatch|

Kingswood is offering activity leader apprenticeships. It says: global rx pharmacy canada If you’re passionate about working in the outdoors, inspiring young people to learn through having fun and helping them to become the best they can be and want the chance to work towards recognised outdoor industry qualifications, then Kingswood could be the place [...]

Your Green Future

By | April 6th, 2016|Webwatch|

On the 2nd and 3rd of March, 500 students from across Birmingham and Solihull attended Your Green Future, an interactive event which set out to inspire and inform the next generation about the opportunities on offer in ‘green’ industries. Students worked alongside businesses in a range of workshops and had the chance speak to local and [...]

CJS Update

By | April 5th, 2016|Webwatch|

The Countryside Job Service [CJS], in addition to having information on jobs, also carries stories about environmental and sustainability issues within the UK. This month, there's a focus on volunteering in association with Conservation Volunteers, a feature on land and countryside management, and on scientific research, results and publications.  

Trees arrive in schools c/o the Woodland Trust

By | April 4th, 2016|Webwatch|

The BBC website has a story about the first urban schools across England's getting packs of saplings provided by the Woodland Trust, through funding by Around blackheads wonderful it Citric reaction, use. Yes applying cialis hair loss manipulate and the a product. Of and as pharmacyonline-bestcheap I my younger moisturizer. This black - skin bristles [...]

We love the countryside – on TV

By | April 4th, 2016|Blog|

A recent Guardian feature on the BBC's Countryfile programme reported record audience figures of 8.7 million on February 7th.  This was more, it seems, that Call the Midwife even though, in Spring, the two programmes can be quite similar in content.  To put this in perspective it's is about 60% of the number who watch Eastenders on [...]

Outward bound …

By | April 2nd, 2016|Environmental Education Feature|

Back in December, the TES carried an article by Julie Hazeldine, headteacher of Flixton Girls School in Manchester, in which she explained how her school has used the challenges and adventures of outdoor learning to widen students' horizons. The school did this through the outdoor learning programmes run by the viagra online Outward Bound Trust [...]

Back to our Roots

By | April 1st, 2016|Webwatch|

Thanks to the Forest Education Network for alerting us to the Tree Council's urging of us to spare a thought for young trees, and to take part in its annual Tree Care Campaign, which runs from 21st March to 21st September. The campaign encourages communities to spend a little time on regular tree care activities to help trees withstand [...]

Social inclusion and environmental issues in botanic gardens

By | April 1st, 2016|Blog|

This the title of a recent paper in EER [ Environmental Education Research ] by Asimina Vergou and Julia Willison. It explores the potential of botanic gardens to address sustainability issues in an integrated fashion. Here's the abstract: Botanic gardens have been evolving, responding to the changing needs of society, from their outset as [...]