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The impacts and benefits of a residential experience

By | July 27th, 2017|Blog|

Today's blog comes from Kim Somerville, coordinator of the ‘Brilliant Residentials’ campaign for Learning Away.  In the post, Kim explains what pupils, teachers and schools can gain from high-quality residential stays. Learning Away began working closely with 60 primary, secondary and special schools in 2009, to demonstrate the positive impact of high-quality residential learning. The schools have [...]

Outdoor nature learning experience and connections

By | July 27th, 2017|Webwatch|

A chance to get involved ... 1. The next LEAF Conference is calling for case studies on engaging teenagers with farming, food and the environment.  A key part of the conference will be sharing experiences and best practice.  If you have any key learnings from working with teenagers which you would like to share, and/or have successfully engaged [...]

A Living Planet

By | July 26th, 2017|Book Review|

The last part (The Path Ahead; page 122) of WWF's 2016 Living Planet report says this: The facts and figures in this report tend to paint a challenging picture, yet there is still considerable room for optimism.  If we manage to carry out critically needed transitions, the rewards will be immense.  Fortunately, we are not starting [...]

TEESNet’s 2017 Conference

By | July 25th, 2017|Webwatch|

The annual TEESNet conference takes place in Liverpool on September 14th. In addition to Stephen Twigg MP, Chair of the International Development select committee, and Irmeli Halinen, previously Head of Curriculum Development at the Finnish National Agency of Education, there are wide range of other topics to discuss.  These include: Applying an SDG Lens to Youth Led Active [...]

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 [...]