Recycling Week

Last week was recycling week with an ‘around the home‘ feature. Although it’s over now, in one sense, every week should be recycling week so that we can recycle as much as possible, and reduce the flow of material to landfill.  In another sense, less recycling might, if we focus our minds, come to mean we…

Woodland Days

  Circle of Life says … The summer holidays will soon be upon us, keep your children entertained with our inspiring Woodland Days. Our experts will weave together games, crafts and activities including fire making, cooking, perfect for your children to get back to nature and embrace the outdoors!  Leave your laptops and phones at…

Keep Britain Buzzing

  The Soil Association reports that scientists at the University of Reading have found that 80% of crop pollination is done by just 2% of common bee species.  Professor Simon Potts, director of Reading’s Centre for Agri-Environmental Research, warns that all species of pollinators need protection, as we may need to call on others in…

Do you need some trees?

Apply now to the Woodland Trust for a free tree pack to be delivered in November 2015. They come in three different sizes – small (30 saplings), medium (105 saplings) and large (420 saplings).  Schools and community groups are eligible to apply for free trees for delivery every March and November until your project is complete.…

Learning outside the classroom awards – nominations are open

Nominations are now open for the 8th annual learning outside the classroom awards presented by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC).  The Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Learning Outside the Classroom recognise individuals and teams of people who are committed to ensuring that young people benefit from engaging and motivating learning opportunities outside…

OMEP UK

OMEP is an international NGO with Consultative Status at the United Nations and UNESCO.  It was founded in 1948 to defend and promote the well-being and education of children from birth to eight.  It welcomes as members everyone with an interest in the education and well-being of children and their families. Members include practitioners, academics, students,…