Helping SEN children develop life skills through Forest School

Molly Toal, Lancashire Wildlife Trust The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside (otherwise known as LWT) have been running their Forest School Project in Manchester since 2015 and in Liverpool since 2017. Project officers work with urban schools for a year, delivering free Forest School sessions, offering accredited Level 3 Forest School Leadership training…

EE and the DfE draft strategy on Sustainability and Climate Change: 5 Proposals for Action

After 50 Years of environmental education, what now? was the title of an address to the 2021 NAEE AGM by Prof. Justin Dillon, President of NAEE. What follows is Justin’s write up of his talk incorporating a critique of the DfE’s recently-published draft strategy document into his input. Justin suggests a practical and positive way…

Stop motion animation – forward thinking with ‘Change the Story’

Hannah Brennan Year 4/5 Teacher at Greenacres Primary School, Shropshire & Carolyn Drever English and Outdoor Learning specialist ……………………………………. Change the Story is an Erasmus+ project with partners in Turkey, Hungary, Italy, Austria and the UK. ‘Change the Story empowers pupils to create the future they want: to explore how climate change impacts their lives…

Fifty Years On

“We must have a curriculum role, or we have nothing.” NAEE is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year to mark its foundation in September 1971.  The background to this was the growth throughout the 1960s of an interest in what quickly became known as “the environment”.  The most significant educational aspect of this was the 1965 Keele conference…