Rainforest Studies in the National Curriculum

 Juliette Green sets out the opportunities provided for rainforest studies in the English National Curriculum Geography Key Stage 1: Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and Poles. Key Stage 2: Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern and Southern Hemispheres,…

Nine new Ambassador Schools in England

Eco-Schools has announced the nine schools that will hold its Ambassador role for the next two years. These are the exceptional schools across England that have been chosen to represent the Eco Schools programme, and encourage new schools to join.  To be considered for the role, the schools must have held the Eco-Schools Green Flag award for four consecutive years. The idea…

Scottish project takes flight!

Jenny McAllister, Education Officer at the Scottish Seabird Centre, writes about the centre’s education work. The Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick, East Lothian, an education and conservation charity, opened its doors in the year 2000 with the aim of inspiring people to appreciate and care for wildlife and the natural environment in a fun, interactive and informative way. The formal education…

Environmental education at Thornhill primary school, Cardiff

The third winner of this year’s Ashden Sustainable Schools Award was Thornhill primary school in Cardiff.  What follows is taken from the Ashden case study which details the school’s success. The Ashden judging panel said: “We found Thornhill Primary School to be a real innovator.  What’s more, Thornhill is willing to share ideas with other schools and help others to make the same…

Environmental education at Marton primary school, Lincolnshire

Another winner of this year’s Ashden Sustainable Schools Award was Marton primary school in Lincolnshire.  What follows is taken from the Ashden case study which details the school’s success. The Ashden judging panel said: “Marton Primary School is an excellent role model for other small schools.  The staff and pupils have adopted a very simple approach focusing on low cost or no cost…