Countryside Classroom

Have you got your countryside classroom passport? The passport contains 18 challenges, relating to food, farming and the natural environment, that have been chosen to represent what it is believed pupils should have the opportunity to learn about and experience while they are at school. The challenges are organised into types (Find Out, Write, Make, Do,…

Proposed changes to Feed in Tariffs

Energy Live News has the story on government proposals to change FiT payments to new renewable producers.  Its report begins: The UK Government is proposing to drastically reduce incentives for solar power and has threatened to close the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme.  It has launched a consultation with revised tariffs “based on updated technology cost data” in…

Groundwork at Lyme Valley Parkway

Groundwork West Midlands, working in partnership with the Environment Agency, the Wild Trout Trust and Stoke City Football Club is working with young volunteers who are helping to improve the Lyme Brook at Lyme Valley Parkway, Newcastle-under-Lyme, a social action project that benefits those taking part and the wider community. The young volunteers aged between 16…

High Quality Outdoor Learning

A new guide to High Quality Outdoor Learning Guide has been published by the Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel to encourage and support provision of high quality experiences. The guide provides information and ideas on what high quality learning can look like, what it can achieve and methods of evaluation. Backed up with the latest research…

Symphony of the Soil

If you’re anywhere near Edinburgh, then this might be just what you want. The Soil Association & LfS Scotland, in Association with the James Hutton Institute, invite you to the Edinburgh premier of Symphony of the Soils followed by a personal Q&A session with the director Deborah Koons as part of the celebrations for the International Year of the Soils. Symphony of…