Monthly Archives: November 2017


The power of locality, creativity and bravery

By | November 6th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

Laurence Ball writes ... As someone who works in primary education, I often find myself walking a fine line between the creative and the coverage, the educational experience and the mastery. These outcomes often seem to be in opposition to one another. In our bids to meet government floor targets, the temptation to simply fill [...]

Monday Round Up November 6 to 10

By | November 6th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. NAEE's Annual Review for 2016 / 17 has now been published and is available here.  The Review sets out key developments in the year, reflections on the context in which our work is carried out, and commentaries on the 40th anniversary of the 1977 Tbilisi conference when so much was promised.  It contains contributions from Mya-Rose [...]

Teach Children to be Naturalists

By | November 3rd, 2017|Webwatch|

The Parent Co website had a feature last summer by Jackie Semmens who describes herself as "a writer by nature and a mother by nurture".   Jackie writes about family, nature, and the experience of motherhood at . Her article for Parent Co explores how to handle questions from young children about nature, and about why we [...]

Taking primary pupils on a farm visit

By | November 2nd, 2017|Blog|

Today's post is c/o the BERA Blog.  Its focus is the whys and why nots of taking primary pupils on a farm visit and is written by Leanne Mattu  and Bethan Wood.  It draws on research funded by the Mains of Loirston Charitable Trust into the use of farm visits for primary school pupils, and how [...]

Global learning and sustainability

By | November 1st, 2017|Webwatch|

The Global Learning Programme website says: We've collated a selection of resources and CPD to support your teaching around environmental issues and sustainability.  The theme for World Environment Day 2017, ‘Connecting People to Nature’, implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect [...]