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Outdoor Learning Training

Building skills and confidence in using school grounds Sam Goddard, Forest School Leader, and Chair of Herefordshire Forest School Group, explains why outdoor play and learning is crucial to children’s healthy development, both physically, mentally and emotionally. In his acclaimed book ‘Last Child In The Woods’, Richard Louv says that many of our children are suffering from ‘nature deficit disorder’.…

The Early Education Journal

The British Association for Early Childhood Education is a national charity supporting early years practitioners with training, resources and professional networks, and campaigning for quality education for the youngest children.  The Association believes every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to fulfil their potential. A child’s experience in the early years has…

This year’s CLOtC Conference

This year’s CLOtC Conference will take place on Thursday 26th November at Gilwell Park Conference Centre in Epping Forest, Essex. It will focus on how learning outside the classroom (LOtC) can help develop the character attributes that lead to academic achievement and success, and draw on the evidence that LOtC builds resilience, improves communication and team work skills, and helps…

What should education now be for?

UNESCO has published a new book to stimulate the discussion on the role of learning and education in the 21st century. Rethinking education – Towards a global common good? was released at the World Education Forum 2015 in Incheon, Republic of Korea, and feeds in to the policy debate and negotiations of the post-2015 development agenda.  Unesco says: “We…

Eco-schools Roadshow

The 2015 Eco-schools roadshow is ready to roll.  You can spend a day at an Eco-Schools Ambassador school exploring the Eco-Schools programme.  The events are: June 24: St. Mary’s, Colchester…book now July 2: Bootham School, York….book now July 15: Cardinal Allen High School, Fylde, Lancashire….book now September 15: Bruton School for Girls, Somerset….book now September 23: Keep Britain Tidy, Shoreditch, London….book now  September 29: The…