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Get Growing at School

By | July 24th, 2017|Blog|

The Guardian has been running a feature on food growing in schools that began way back in February 2016.  The details are here. Postings include: Children must know how the food they eat affects the planet.  Corinna Hawkes says more needs to be done to help children make better food choices. a sustainable diet is one way [...]

Monday round up – July 24 to 30

By | July 24th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. Rooted Forest School, based in Herefordshire, but works around the Midlands and Wales as well through mobile provision accessing woodlands near to where you are, thus keeping transport costs to a minimum.  It caters for all ages working in partnership with Cambium to provide outdoor learning and Forest School training around the UK. See: Forest School and [...]

Being outside: the impact on students’ learning

By | July 23rd, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

Lisa Bell Head of Curriculum for Early Childhood & Health, Brockenhurst College writes about learning and teaching outside the classroom and the impact on students’ learning. Brockenhurst College maintains an excellent academic reputation and is committed to providing the highest quality education for all, offering a range of courses, attracting around 3000 sixth-form students from [...]

Creative STAR Outdoor Learning & Play

By | July 21st, 2017|Webwatch|

With thanks to Chris Townsend, here are a few extracts from the Creative STAR Outdoor Learning & Play July Newsletter. GLOBAL INTIMACY - LEARNING TO LOVE YOUR PLANET Peter Higgins is an advisor on environmental sustainability education to the Scottish Government, the UK Commission for UNESCO and other UK, European and international agencies. This short film [...]

Learning Outside the Classroom Latest

By | July 20th, 2017|Webwatch|

Here are some of the features from the latest LOtC's newsletter: A joint report between the House of Commons Education and Health Select Committees has recognised that OFSTED is not paying enough attention to the personal development and wellbeing criteria in its inspection framework. Read the full report. 97% of school leaders at the NAHT Conference passed motion [...]

Energy Choices – two teacher guides

By | July 19th, 2017|Blog|

In the United States, the North American Association for Environmental Education [NAAEE] has launched a middle school level teacher's guide to provide an introduction to the guide Energy Choices: What Should We Do About America's Energy Future? which is produced by the Environmental Issues Forum [EIF]. NAAEE says that using Energy Choices offers an opportunity for teachers and students to [...]

Learning Outside the Classroom Awards

By | July 19th, 2017|Webwatch|

 Time's running out – The Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Learning Outside the Classroom recognises individuals or teams who ensure that young people have inspiring learning experiences.  The Council for Learning Outside the classroom invites nominations in the following categories: LOtC Inspiring Educator LOtC Innovator LOtC Advocate Lifetime Contribution to LOtC The deadline is this Friday 21st July 2017. [...]

The Great British Wildflower Hunt

By | July 18th, 2017|Webwatch|

The latest edition of CJS Professional is now online, and you can read it in full here.  CJS says that the big news stories this month include: badger disease control methods are back in the news [more to read here] a chance to brush up on your identification and field survey skills in September [more to [...]

Wildlife Watch

By | July 17th, 2017|Blog|

Wildlife Watch is the junior branch of The Wildlife Trusts. It's on a mission to put wildness into families, teenagers & children. Wildlife Watch runs two blogs. One is Benny the Blenny's blog which is quite hard to say but which "explores life beneath the waves around Britain with Benny the Blenny".  The most recent post was on Dad’s [...]

Monday round up – July 17 to 23

By | July 17th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. The GA Fieldwork and Outdoor Learning Special Interest Group are conducting a survey to help determine how best to help teachers plan, deliver and develop fieldwork.  You can take part here.   The GA is publishing a guide for A level students that is structured around the enquiry cycle and includes a range of the qualitative [...]