Monthly Archives: April 2017


Natural History Museum activities

By | April 28th, 2017|Webwatch|

Click here for an update on what the NHM has to offer these days. Click here for the School events calendar, and Here for the museum's Discover section.

More play areas for children?

By | April 28th, 2017|Webwatch|

Following reports of likely cuts to funding for maintenance and provision of Children's play areas by Local Authorities, Roger Hurst has started a Government e-petition which proposes a levy on the Professional Football Clubs for some of their wealth to be used to provide play areas for children. As well as helping to provide an [...]

National Children’s Day UK

By | April 28th, 2017|Webwatch|

This year National Children’s Day UK is on Sunday 14th May. National Children’s Day UK is an initiative of the Save Childhood Movement that was established in 2013 and represents individuals and organisations that share a deep concern about societal values and wellbeing and the current erosion of natural childhood. The concept of Children's Day was established by the UN [...]

Is it time for nature schools?

By | April 28th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

The Wiltshire Wildlife Trust has a long history of involvement in providing informal and formal environmental education. Over the years, general nature studies have given way to specific activities tailored to help teachers meet attainment targets. We have worked with hundreds of schools; creating wildlife areas, running teacher training sessions, giving presentations to school assemblies [...]

The latest from Think Global

By | April 28th, 2017|Webwatch|

Think Global's latest round-up of news is here. There are features on: the election and the responsibilities of charities when engaging with politics the International Development Committee is holding an inquiry into the future of UK-EU development cooperation.  It focuses specifically on what relationships regarding aid and international development should look like post Brexit. The Parliament [...]

Learning Away for All

By | April 28th, 2017|Blog|

Learning Away consortium member, Louise Edwards, who is chair of the Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres (AHOEC), will be taking a motion to National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) annual conference this week.  This will urge the NAHT national executive to campaign to protect funding to enable children to have greater access to [...]

Project Splatter

By | April 27th, 2017|Webwatch|

Project Splatter sets out to create a UK map of wildlife roadkill.  Its aims are to Collates data on UK wildlife roadkill reported by the public using social media Estimate the impact of roads on UK wildlife Determine which species are most observed as roadkill Raise awareness of this conservation issue Ultimately reduce the impact of [...]

From Banksy to Olafur Eliasson

By | April 26th, 2017|Webwatch|

Arkive has a new Art of Environmental Messaging education resource for 11-16 year olds, in which it explores how artists from around the world use different mediums to express their concerns for the environment and get nature into the forefront of people's minds.  Arkive says that, from street art to sculpture, art can be used to spread messages about issues such as [...]

May 18th is empty classroom day

By | April 25th, 2017|Webwatch|

Where will you be? Empty Classroom Day is a day to celebrate and inspire learning and play outside. You can look at this resources page for lesson ideas, posters and advice on how to make Empty Classroom Day a success and how to sustain outdoor play and learning all year round.  

30 years of New Zealand’s Department of Conservation

By | April 24th, 2017|Blog|

Thirty years ago, the New Zealand Department of Conservation [DOC] was created.  It was a national declaration that the country valued its nature and wild places, and that it was committed to protecting it for future generations. A recent DOC blog marks this event, looking both forward and back.  It says: To mark this anniversary, we wanted to celebrate [...]