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April 6th 2020

By | April 6th, 2020|Webwatch|

"When things get back to normal, we'll ...".  How many times have you heard that recently?  It's a fervent wish of countless millions of people, and yet, what will it look like?  Will every closed small business re-open?  Will every job still exist?  Will all charities survive the virus?  The financial health of the charity sector (which contains [...]

March 30th 2020

By | March 30th, 2020|Webwatch|

A week on and the country is in many ways barely recognisable as the changes to our lives because of COVID-19 take effect.  Schools are mostly shut, but are supporting students learning at home, and universities are teaching on-line. Teach the Future has suspended its campaign, acknowledging that now is not the time to be trying [...]

March 23rd 2020

By | March 23rd, 2020|Webwatch|

Deep into March, there seems little room in the press or on TV to think of anything other than the effects of COVID-19, and we wish all our readers and their families and colleagues well in the coming weeks (and probably months).  Although NAEE is a very small part of the complexity of the UK economy, [...]

March 16th 2020

By | March 16th, 2020|Webwatch|

Teach the Future is a joint campaign run by UKSCN and SOS-UK students to repurpose the education system around the climate emergency and ecological crisis.  Are you interested in joining the project team as a volunteer?  There are currently about 50 students involved, aged 13-25, and the group is run via Slack technology. They are running 3 [...]

March 9th 2020

By | March 9th, 2020|Webwatch|

Students from Teach the Future are meeting Secretary of State Gavin Williamson at 0830 this morning to press their case for a government-commissioned inquiry into how the whole of the English formal education system is preparing students for the climate emergency and ecological crisis.  We'll bring you updates when possible.  ∫∫∫ Tuesday update: The meeting was cancelled owing [...]

March 2nd 2020

By | March 2nd, 2020|Webwatch|

Would you like to sign an open letter about the Teach the Future campaign which NAEE is supporting?   There is still time to do this.  It's being organised by  NUS / SOS-UK.  This link takes you to the letter.  All you have to do is to add your details, wait until it says "saved" in the blue bar, [...]

February 24th 2020

By | February 24th, 2020|Webwatch|

The Teach the Future parliamentary reception is taking place this Wednesday on  February 26th.  It's sponsored (and will be introduced) by Nadia Whittome (the youngest MP, aged 24). The purpose of the event is to make the case for education to be at the centre of the Government’s climate change plans.  There will be about 50 young people [...]

February 17th 2020

By | February 17th, 2020|Webwatch|

NAEE has written to the Prime Minister to support the case being made by students for changes to school policy and practice.  This begins: "Dear Prime Minister, We are writing in support of the letter recently sent to you by Zamzam Ibrahim, President of the NUS and SOS_UK, in which she called for your personal [...]

February 10th 2020

By | February 9th, 2020|Webwatch|

The latest Beehive newsletter from the Manchester Environmental Education Network MEEN is here.  It includes stories of pupils becoming community educators, details of awards won, and information about opportunities and events to help schools in Greater Manchester become more eco-friendly. There's also detail about the next MEEN Green Teach Meet where you are invited to share your practice and learn a [...]

February 3rd 2020

By | February 3rd, 2020|Webwatch|

We were pleased to see that spending time in nature was in the list that the Duke of Edinburgh Award put forward as its definitive list of character hacks for teenagers today – 25 experiences every young person should have the chance to try.  This is based on ideas "vital for building character" put forward [...]