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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…

From pessimism to hope …

Ben Ballin, from Tide~ global learning, has contributed a post to the Cambridge Primary Review Blog.  It’s titled From pessimism to hope: global learning and sustainability, and you can read it here.  It begins: When the Cambridge Primary Review conducted its Community Soundings in 2007, it encountered a widespread sense of the world as a threatening place for children. The Review’s Final…