September 20th 2021

Change at the Top – Both the Secretary of State (Gavin Williamson) and the Minister of State for School Standards (Nick Gibb) have gone from the DfE in last weeks reshuffle to be replaced by Nadhim Zahawi and Robin Walker. It is too soon to say whether these significant changes will make a difference to…

BERA Blogs

BERA is the long-established British Educational Research Association and it has a growing interest in sustainability education. Here are links to a number of recent blogs. Environmental protest & education: ‘Something’s gone wrong somewhere Giving back to nature Ageing in nature: Outdoor learning as lifelong learning Developing a sustainable Wales & beyond Embedding sustainability education…

September 13th 2021

Young Reporters – The winners of the 2021 Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) International Competition have now been decided by the International Jury. Over 454,000 students participated in the programme, and produced over 19,000 pieces of environmental journalism for national YRE competitions. More detailhere. . Youth Zoo – The Chester Zoo Youth Board is hosting…

Lyfta Update

A while ago, we featured Lyfta, an immersive learning platform where teachers can build or curate powerful, interactive and curriculum-aligned lessons that bring learning to life. Here are a number of other examples of Lyfta’s work that you might find of interest: An article in Elephant Times by Harriet Marshall on bridging gaps and building…

September 6th 2021

Zero Carbon Schools – The Green Schools Project has announced the next stage of its Zero Carbon Schools Programme that will be available from September. The programme is fully funded and will provide 50 schools with an educational opportunity to involve pupils in the school’s journey towards zero carbon emissions. The programme includes plans and resources for a series of 30…

Plantlife blogs

Plantlife is a British conservation charity working nationally and internationally to save threatened wild flowers, plants and fungi . It owns nearly 4,500 acres of nature reserve across England, Scotland and Wales, and has 11,000 members and supporters. HRH The Prince of Wales is the charity’s Patron. Plantlife’s conservation experts work with landowners, businesses, conservation…