Learning Away

You can read the latest Learning Away newsletter here. You will remember that Learning Away was a Paul Hamlyn Foundation [ PHF ] special initiative, and due to finish at the end of this month. However, in December, the PHF trustees agreed to provide a further two years of Learning Away ‘legacy’ funding to help ensure that…

The Centre of the Earth

Thanks to Project Dirt for alerting about the Centre of the Earth (an environmental education centre in Birmingham) which is developing a food buying group that is both ethical and local.  They would like to hear from suppliers and producers who are interested in getting involved.   Project Dirt has also confirmed that Community Energy England has launched an online survey for…

A Right Royal Buzz

The National Gallery, the Mall Galleries and The Royal Parks have got together to support bees.  Between 17 and 20 February, the A right royal buzz exhibition will be open across the three venues. This is a community arts project led by The Royal Parks that aims to teach the public about the importance of pollination, through…

More or Less Equal?

A new resource from Oxfam is aimed at 11-16 year olds and explores young lives in an unequal world. It is a cross-curricular resource focussed on maths, English and social sciences, and can be downloaded for free from the Oxfam education website.  Here’s the link to the English resources.  Oxfam says: Bring your English lessons to life by exploring…

News from National Geographic

You can catch up with the latest news from National Geographic here It begins with a feature on Malala Yousafzai, the leading campaigner for girls’ education globally, and co-founder of the Malala Fund. National Geographic has also developed a broad range of free education resources for social studies and science classes to help students learn about a variety of topics.  These…

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,…

World Water Day Resources

UN Water is the United Nations inter-agency area for all freshwater related issues, including sanitation. The website has a good overview of goals related to water, the specific targets, and related UN campaigns including World Water Day – which is on 22nd March this year.  The website says that water is at the core of sustainable development:…