Monthly Archives: June 2019


Environmental Theatre at Martineau Gardens

By | June 17th, 2019|Book Review, Uncategorized|

This is a review by Gen Upton of I Am Turtle.   The performance of I Am Turtle by the Makeshift Ensemble on 30thMay 2019 was luckily blessed by clement weather.  Visually it was exciting!  All of the props and set were imaginatively put together from reclaimed materials as befits a children’s play with an environmental [...]

June 17th Report

By | June 17th, 2019|Webwatch|

NAEE, the Savers charity, and Heart of England Rotary invite you to the launch of the Cut Down on Plastics exhibition of children’s work at Holy Trinity Church, Broadgate, Coventry on Friday 28th June at 1030.  Councillor Linda Bigham, the Lord Mayor of Coventry, will launch the exhibition.  RSVP to . The Great Science Share for Schools allows children to communicate something that [...]

St Matthew’s Primary School visits Birmingham Botanical Gardens

By | June 12th, 2019|Environmental Education Feature|

This is an account of the visit in December by a Year 6 group from St Matthew’s C of E Primary School to Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses as part of NAEE's Hugh Kenrick Days bursary scheme.  It's written by Foundation Subjects Leader Mr T. Etheridge. As part of their Geography work, Year 6 at St Matthew’s CofE Primary School, Nechells, Birmingham, [...]

Is Learning for Turning?

By | June 11th, 2019|Blog|

As we noted a couple of weeks ago, Stephen Sterling has a new website, and on this you'll find his new blog.  We draw this to your attention because we think it will be something to watch as it develops over time.  It might even be his main mode of communication from now on. Today, [...]

June 10th Report

By | June 10th, 2019|Webwatch|

"From the freedom to explore comes the joy of learning.  From knowledge acquired by personal initiative arises the desire for more knowledge.  And from the mastery of the novel and beautiful world awaiting every child comes self-confidence." This quote by E.O. Wilson headed a recent message to NAAEE members and supporters from NAAEE CEO (and NAEE [...]

Ofsted’s new inspection framework

By | June 4th, 2019|Blog|

Along with others interested in environment and sustainability, NAEE responded to Ofsted's call for comments on its draft Inspection Framework.  This was our response, and others can be seen here. Ofsted says: "The proposals generated a significant amount of interest.  In total, we received more than 15,000 responses to the consultation.  This included almost 11,000 [...]

June 3rd Report

By | June 3rd, 2019|Webwatch|

The Education in England (the history of our schools) website contains HMI publications including the (1979) second edition of its Curriculum 11-16 Working Papers which deals with environmental education.  This was a time when HMI took it seriously, unlike Ofsted today.  But then, HMI thought seriously about curriculum, as did a lot of other groups – unlike today [...]