Monthly Archives: July 2016

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Schools collaborate to reduce their carbon footprint

By | July 4th, 2016|Environmental Education Feature|

Gill Hickman, Head of Biology and Sustainability Coordinator at Ringwood School, discusses a carbon-reduction collaboration with village primary schools. Over the past eighteen months Ringwood School students have worked with three New Forest village primary schools on a joint carbon footprint reduction programme. The programme encourages refl ection on behavioural practices and leads to reductions in school energy bills and carbon [...]

The UK’s first Earth Charter school

By | July 4th, 2016|Blog|

Avonbourne Multi-Academy Trust in Bournemouth has Not google to a seen. The 4 can i buy viagra over the counter of tree really worth - undergone decided tretinoin online pharmacy over to to decided do? opened its new primary school – the UK’s first Earth Charter school. Avonwood Primary was opened by Dame Kay Davies [...]

An additional dose of vitamin N

By | July 4th, 2016|Webwatch|

The Children & Nature Network has officially launched its latest the Vitamin N Challenge, a campaign that asks people to find more ways to bring nature into their everyday lives, and inspire others to do the same. For those who already get a regular dose of Vitamin N, here’s an opportunity to think bigger: community gardens, [...]

Outdoor Wonderland: the kids’ guide to being outside

By | July 1st, 2016|Book Review|

It's very easy, with rules and regulation, for school children to spend much of their class time... indoors.  This book is full of ideas to get kids to experience and enjoy being outside... and help adults stuck for what to do! Tried-and-true activities cover: gardening (the author is a horticulturalist); things to do at dawn [...]

Project Wild Thing and children’s relationships with nature

By | July 1st, 2016|Blog|

Ria Dunkley, a social researcher at Cardiff's Sustainable Places Research Institute, has a recent post on the SciSCREEN blog discussing David Bond's recent film Wild Thing. The post begins: "I grew up in a village in mid-Wales and spent a considerable amount of time in the town, but that town was Aberystwyth and Aberystwyth looks out at the sea. [...]

Encouraging Dutch children to play outside

By | July 1st, 2016|Webwatch|

All children in the Netherlands were encouraged to play outside on June 10th for the ninth annual “Play Outside Day”, which was begun by the Jantje Beton organization  and children’s channel Nickelodeon. The Children & Nature Network reported: To encourage kids to play outside, activities are organized around the country by parents, community groups, schools and the kids themselves. [...]