Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Magic Breakfast

By | February 8th, 2017|Blog|

The Magic Breakfast project provided 106 schools with support and resources to offer a free, universal, before-school breakfast club, including to all Year 2 and Year 6 pupils.  The aim of the project was to improve attainment outcomes by increasing the number of children who ate a healthy breakfast.  The schools in the project were [...]

UKSSD annual conference

By | February 8th, 2017|Webwatch|

The focus of this year's UKSSD conference (28th Feb & 1st March) is how to translate the ambition of the 17 SD Goals (and 169 targets) into transformative action for the UK. UKSSD supports organisations who are working to advance sustainable development in the UK. Its focus and strategy is informed by the expertise of its partners.  It [...]

Fair Trade Fortnight event in London

By | February 7th, 2017|Webwatch|

Between 26 February and 3 March 2017, Think Global is organising a ‘social and solidarity economy’ speaker tour around London and the South East, to coincide with Fairtrade Fortnight 2017. Working with our partners at Zaytoun, we’ve had a great response and the schedule for our three visitors from India and Palestine is filling up fast. The [...]

National Playwork Conference

By | February 6th, 2017|Webwatch|

The 2017 National Playwark Conference takes place on 7th / 8th March at the Mansion Lions Hotel and the Albany Hotel: Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3YR You can see full details here. And you can find details of the Annual Playwork Awards: here.  

Education for Responsible Entrepreneurship

By | February 6th, 2017|Blog|

ERE is another acronym to keep up to date with.  It stands for Education for Responsible Entrepreneurship which is "an alternative approach to enterprise education".  "These troubled economic times mean that we need enterprising people now more than ever. Fresh thinkers who spot opportunities, apply their entrepreneurial talents and overcome the obstacles to make their ideas [...]

Rotary’s endangered species project

By | February 6th, 2017|Webwatch|

Here's a reminder about Rotary's endangered species project which NAEE is pleased to be associated with. Teachers are invited to encourage their students to participate in an endangered species project and design and produce a leaflet showing how arctic animals particularly Polar bears are affected by Climate Change. Students are also encouraged to produce a depiction of a polar [...]

Put the Outdoors on Your 2017 Calendar Today

By | February 6th, 2017|Webwatch|

So says the latest blog from the New Nature Movement. Their latest blogs include the following: YOUR CHILD’S GREATEST CLASSROOM: Nature’s Role in the Development of Character and Spirituality in Children FORGING FRESH TRACKS: Bringing America Together through Youth ERRAND TIME AS NATURE TIME: Finding a Way to Give Your Kids a Daily Dose of [...]

What’s Under Your Feet?

By | February 5th, 2017|Webwatch|

The British Trust for Ornithology is working with EDF Energy to see 'What's Under Your Feet' The Trust says: We know little about the distribution of soil invertebrates across Britain or which factors influence their abundance such as climate and soil type. Engaging schools in this project provides an excellent opportunity to answer these questions, [...]

The big bang fair

By | February 3rd, 2017|Webwatch|

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK.  It says that it's an award-winning combination of exciting theatre shows, interactive workshops and exhibits and careers information from STEM professionals. The 2017 Fair will be held at the NEC, Birmingham [...]

Project Dirt events

By | February 3rd, 2017|Webwatch|

Here's the latest from Project Dirt including details of: Dartmouth Park in West Bromwich are looking for volunteers to help maintain the sensory garden in the park each week and clear space for their new flower beds. Interested? Abbey Gateway Skills Club are looking for volunteers in Devon to support adults with learning disabilities in a variety of activities. School Farms [...]