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Proposed changes to Feed in Tariffs

Energy Live News has the story on government proposals to change FiT payments to new renewable producers.  Its report begins: The UK Government is proposing to drastically reduce incentives for solar power and has threatened to close the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme.  It has launched a consultation with revised tariffs “based on updated technology cost data” in…

Groundwork at Lyme Valley Parkway

Groundwork West Midlands, working in partnership with the Environment Agency, the Wild Trout Trust and Stoke City Football Club is working with young volunteers who are helping to improve the Lyme Brook at Lyme Valley Parkway, Newcastle-under-Lyme, a social action project that benefits those taking part and the wider community. The young volunteers aged between 16…

School Grounds Day

Rupert Brakspear writes about Bretforton First School’s work to involving everyone through the Eco-Schools Challenge. Bretforton is a small, vibrant school for 73 Foundation to Year 5 pupils. The school catchment serves families from the village and neighbouring communities lying to the east of Evesham.  The school’s motto is ‘Small enough to care, Strong enough to grow’ and the Head Teacher…

High Quality Outdoor Learning

A new guide to High Quality Outdoor Learning Guide has been published by the Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel to encourage and support provision of high quality experiences. The guide provides information and ideas on what high quality learning can look like, what it can achieve and methods of evaluation. Backed up with the latest research…