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Monday round up – July 24 to 30

1. Rooted Forest School, based in Herefordshire, but works around the Midlands and Wales as well through mobile provision accessing woodlands near to where you are, thus keeping transport costs to a minimum.  It caters for all ages working in partnership with Cambium to provide outdoor learning and Forest School training around the UK. See: Forest School and…

Being outside: the impact on students’ learning

Lisa Bell Head of Curriculum for Early Childhood & Health, Brockenhurst College writes about learning and teaching outside the classroom and the impact on students’ learning. Brockenhurst College maintains an excellent academic reputation and is committed to providing the highest quality education for all, offering a range of courses, attracting around 3000 sixth-form students from…

Creative STAR Outdoor Learning & Play

With thanks to Chris Townsend, here are a few extracts from the Creative STAR Outdoor Learning & Play July Newsletter. GLOBAL INTIMACY – LEARNING TO LOVE YOUR PLANET Peter Higgins is an advisor on environmental sustainability education to the Scottish Government, the UK Commission for UNESCO and other UK, European and international agencies. This short film…

Learning Outside the Classroom Latest

Here are some of the features from the latest LOtC’s newsletter: A joint report between the House of Commons Education and Health Select Committees has recognised that OFSTED is not paying enough attention to the personal development and wellbeing criteria in its inspection framework. Read the full report. 97% of school leaders at the NAHT Conference passed motion…

Energy Choices – two teacher guides

In the United States, the North American Association for Environmental Education [NAAEE] has launched a middle school level teacher’s guide to provide an introduction to the guide Energy Choices: What Should We Do About America’s Energy Future? which is produced by the Environmental Issues Forum [EIF]. NAAEE says that using Energy Choices offers an opportunity for teachers and students to…

Learning Outside the Classroom Awards

 Time’s running out – The Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Learning Outside the Classroom recognises individuals or teams who ensure that young people have inspiring learning experiences.  The Council for Learning Outside the classroom invites nominations in the following categories: LOtC Inspiring Educator LOtC Innovator LOtC Advocate Lifetime Contribution to LOtC The deadline is this Friday 21st July 2017.…

Wildlife Watch

Wildlife Watch is the junior branch of The Wildlife Trusts. It’s on a mission to put wildness into families, teenagers & children. Wildlife Watch runs two blogs. One is Benny the Blenny’s blog which is quite hard to say but which “explores life beneath the waves around Britain with Benny the Blenny”.  The most recent post was on Dad’s…

Slimbridge activities

Slimbridge has announced a range of activities for children (and adults): Home Educators Summer   Thu 20 July 2017  View event details Dusty’s Wildlife Rangers  22 Jul 2017 – 3 Sep 2017  View event details Summer Movie Competition  22 Jul 2017 – 5 Sep 2017  View event details Bird Watch Morning  Sun 23 July 2017  View event details For the…