Monthly Archives: April 2016


Electric cars will become cheaper to own than ICE ones by 2020

By | April 29th, 2016|Blog|

A new report on Circulate from Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicted that electric cars will be cheaper to own than conventional cars by 2020, and that they will make up about 40% of all vehicle sales by 2040.  Currently just 1% of all new cars sold are electric and cost is still  a significant barrier.  However, this latest analysis predicts [...]

Easy Peasy WWF

By | April 29th, 2016|Webwatch|

WWF UK has announced a new school campaign that focuses on what can be done to produce and consume food in a sustainable way so that it is not harmful to our planet. This is the Plant2Plate campaign, and you can register your school here. You can also take on WWF's Easy Peasy pea challenge. Every school that [...]

Commonwealth Science

By | April 28th, 2016|Webwatch|

The British effect of viagra on females Council has teamed up with The Royal Society to launch a new series of science resources and activities that are designed to viagra over the counter encourage young people to take part in science experiments and share and compare their results with others around the globe. You [...]

Time to get children and grandchildren gardening

By | April 27th, 2016|Blog|

Grow2Eat says: "Get your children and grandchildren gardening!" as spring, is the perfect time to get your children or grandchildren interested in gardening. Children, it says, will usually enjoy garden tasks such as planting/sowing, light digging and light weeding, adding that: "Planting a wildflower meadow is a great task for children as they can spot [...]

Outdoors with the TES

By | April 27th, 2016|Webwatch|

The Times Educational Supplement – TES – has a webpage on resources related to outdoor learning.  This includes: Early Years outdoor play Outdoor fun in the Early Years The Books of Julia Donaldson Song, rhymes and lyrics Collections for resources for creative outdoor learning at Primary school Pattern in art – Primary Art Local study [...]

Prophet and Loss

By | April 26th, 2016|Book Review|

A new e-book, Prophet and Loss, celebrates the wildness legacy left by the founder of UK nature conservation, Charles Rothschild. It's written by Simon Barnes reveals and illustrated by wildlife artist Nik Pollard, and is s a must-read says the Wildlife Trusts. Barnes re-visits seven of the 284 special places which Charles Rothschild and his [...]

David Attenborough opens the David Attenborough Building

By | April 26th, 2016|Webwatch|

The University of Cambridge's David Attenborough Building was formally opened in early April after undergoing a £58-million revamp to transform it into a global centre of conservation excellence. A dramatic ‘living wall’ covered in plants forms the centrepiece  of the new centre, which will house over 500 biologists, conservationists and students, and provide a base for research, conferences, [...]

Connecting communities for good

By | April 26th, 2016|Webwatch|

Here are some forthcoming Project Dirt activities: Saturday 30th April Vegan Permaculture Design Course, Puglia, Italy, with Graham Burnett- Outside UK... (9am - 5pm) Introduction to Permaculture - Totnes, Devon (9:30am - 5:30pm) Discover Nature at the Urb Farm - Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire (10am - 1pm) Staffordshire Day Celebrations - Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire (10:30am - 4:30am) Pigpen Radio Crowdfunder [...]

The National Playground: growing the next generation

By | April 25th, 2016|Blog|

Last week, the Parks Alliance (TPA) published  'The National Playground: growing the next generation’ on the importance of parks to family life. The report says that the current squeeze on budgets is putting parks and green spaces at risk. Data highlighted in the report show that parents with children under 10, are most concerned about the [...]

Circle of Life report

By | April 25th, 2016|Webwatch|

Circle of Life Rediscovery and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Learning Disability/ Family Intensive Support Service – held a Celebration Day on 31st March to mark the huge success of their three year project.  Children and young people with learning disabilities often have fewer opportunities in life and [...]