Monthly Archives: July 2019

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UK Student Climate Network Newsletter 1

By | July 30th, 2019|Blog|

This is the first newsletter from the UK Student Climate Network [UKSCN].  We shall bring you future editions when they're published.* Youth Strike 4 Climate #6 On Friday 19th of July, the UK once again saw thousands of students take to the streets in over 70 locations to demand climate justice in our 6th national [...]

July 29th Report

By | July 29th, 2019|Webwatch|

The Green Schools Project is launching a new 'Climate Action' programme in September and is looking for a small number of schools to run a pilot. This is a series of CPD sessions that focuses on building a whole-school ethos that addresses the climate crisis and allows schools to respond to it through a creative and purposeful [...]

Save the Planet from Plastic

By | July 23rd, 2019|Blog|

The Rotary / NAEE Heart of England Save the planet from plastic schools competition ended with an extensive exhibition that was launched by the Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor Linda Bingham, and the Rotary Heart of England District Governor, Saroj Bala Jaspal, at the end of June.  The exhibition comprised six large collages constructed from plastic bags and other plastic objects.  A [...]

July 22nd Report

By | July 22nd, 2019|Webwatch|

Six Primary Schools in Western Uganda which are seeking partnerships with schools in the UK.  All of these schools are in a mountainous area, close to one of the National Parks where mountain gorillas can be found.  They all have a strong commitment to the environment, and would like that shared commitment to be a [...]

Keeping Northern Ireland Beautiful

By | July 16th, 2019|Blog|

Today's bog is by Ian Humphreys, CEO of Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful. For decades Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful has been championing the often disparaged subject of litter.  But now, through research and TV shows such as Blue Planet II, the ramifications of our convenience and throwaway lifestyles are being fully understood.  Even something as simple as plastic pollution [...]

July 15th Report

By | July 15th, 2019|Webwatch|

There's an ASE sustainability teachmeet on Wednesday [ July 17th 1600 to 1830 ] at the The University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus LE12 5RD   You can go and present a short item, or just come to listen, start a discussion and take away new ideas.  You don't have to be an expert - we just want to hear [...]

Engaging in Science through Local Issues

By | July 10th, 2019|Environmental Education Feature|

This is the second of two free articles from Vol 118 of Green Teacher.  It is written by Maria Jeanneau and Iain Phillips. TO ENGAGE STUDENTS in environmental issues, we must first engage them in science, which involves them learning scientific literacy — the process of learning how to carry out scientific investigations, and about the community of scientists. [...]

Environmental education meeting with David Drew MP

By | July 9th, 2019|Blog|

Today's blog is an extract from the Oakridge Parochial School Allotment blog From the Ground.  This is an account of a visit to the Stroud school by David Drew MP, the Shadow Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.  It's written by Gill Skeffington and is reproduced from her blog with permission.  The original post has lots of action photos of the [...]

July 8th Report

By | July 8th, 2019|Webwatch|

In 2016, Norway's Parliament decided to revise all subject curricula and this was enacted in 2018.  This involved Primary, Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary Education (both general and vocational strands).  One aim was to reduce the content of the curricula, to better allow for pupils' in-depth learning and understanding.  Existing subjects are kept, but the content will be changed. Priority is [...]

Inside a Pocket Museum

By | July 2nd, 2019|Environmental Education Feature|

This is the first of two free articles included in Vol 118 of Green Teacher.  It is written by  Malia Rivera and Tim Thomas. WHEN ELEMENTARY teacher John Paull welcomes a new group of students into his classroom the first day, he stands silently in front of the room gazing into a small tin container pulled from [...]