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South West Learning for Sustainability Coalition November Update

You will find the latest Update from the South West Learning for Sustainability Coalition here. This covers activities from Gloucestershire to Cornwall and across to Dorset. There are features on: natural mindfulness Bath’s climate change day Forest school training Walking in Gloucestershire School improvement through outdoor learning and sustainability in Devon Natural connections Complicit geographies –…

Fruit tree planting workshop

Brighton Permaculture Trust is organising a fruit tree planting workshop on Sunday 29th November. You will gain hands-on experience planting fruit trees using techniques and materials to ensure they receive the best possible start. It runs from 1000 to 1230; Further details here. And clicking here will show you more activities featured by Project Dirt.    …

Environmental education at Thornhill primary school, Cardiff

The third winner of this year’s Ashden Sustainable Schools Award was Thornhill primary school in Cardiff.  What follows is taken from the Ashden case study which details the school’s success. The Ashden judging panel said: “We found Thornhill Primary School to be a real innovator.  What’s more, Thornhill is willing to share ideas with other schools and help others to make the same…

Yew View

Yew View is a website devoted to the wildlife found in a Worcestershire garden. It is being used to document the wildlife projects undertaken on a 7 acre site in Worcestershire using wired cameras and Bushnell trail cams, and the idea is to watch, discover and learn more about the wildlife that makes ‘Yew View’ its home. It’s done…

How much food do you waste?

A recent report in the Guardian’s Environment section said that 1.3bn tonnes of food, about a third of all that is produced, is wasted every year.  This includes about 45% of all fruit and vegetables, 35% of fish and seafood, 30% of cereals, 20% of dairy products and 20% of meat. The Guardian also details a…

LiNE and LOtC – are you up to date?

Are you a member of CLOtC?  If you are, you’ll know that the recent members’ newsletter contained: curriculum updates to help you make what you do more effective ideas on fundraising information about resources and events to help you provide effective learning experiences. Examples included: There is a wealth of research, including Ofsted guidance, which demonstrates that learning outside…

Last Child in the Woods

Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, will be the keynote speaker at a Montessori conference in London on March 12th 2016, and he may be staying on for a few more days for other presentations.  We’ll keep you informed. We think that there a quite a few children in the woods these days, but we do…