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August 23rd 2021

Climate, Emotions and Curriculum – A new 60-minute secondary school climate / sustainability INSET video sets out to provide a brief overview of the key issues and why all school staff need to take action. Follow-up resources are listed. The video is here. It covers Climate Science (with AimHi), Emotions (with Thoughtbox), School Operations (with Let’s Go Zero), Curriculum (with the NEU), Partnerships…

Wildlife and Countryside Link

Wildlife and Countryside Link is the largest environment and wildlife coalition in England. It brings together 61 organisations to use their strong joint voice for the protection of nature. Members campaign to “conserve, enhance and access our landscapes, animals, plants, habitats, rivers and seas.” Together it brings the support of over eight million people in…

August 16th 2021

6th IPCC Report – Last Monday, the latest report on the physical science of climate change was published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This gave world leaders the most up-to-date information about climate change to inform their policies and decisions around COP26.  It is the outcome of a five-year review by more…

A Collective Noun of Blogs

Is there a collective noun for blog posts? Maybe not, but perhaps there ought to be. Inevitably of course, there are blogs about collective nouns; see for example, this. So, what might be the collective noun for blog posts? – A writ perhaps – given the ever-present chance of litigation. – A breath maybe –…

More from Natural England

Here’s more from a recent round up by Natural England of relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items from the UK and abroad, with a focus on schools, education and learning. This supports the Strategic Research Network for People and Nature to develop better coherence and…

August 9th 2021

Flagging Up Green – The Eco-Schools Programme is changing. The Bronze and Silver Awards will no longer be available, application will be on-line with no assessor visits for 2021/22, and green flags will now have to be renewed annually. More details here. . Minecraft – The Sustrans Education & Young People webinar on August 24th…

What is NatCLIL?

Deborah Williams is a Teach the SDGs Ambassador. She writes about how can we effectively use nature as a tool for content and language integrated learning. As with all our blogs, the ideas presented here are not necessarily the views of the Association. The title of my Masters dissertation for the MEd Teacher Development for…

Digging in Defiance

Today’s post is by actively-retired teacher, Mick Haining. As ever with our blogs, the views expressed are not necessarily endorsed by the Association. I’m looking at a watercolour by Albert Heim. Red, white and pale blue flowers hang down among greenery that almost covers an earth wall. There’s a small patch of cloudy sky but…