School Grounds Day

Rupert Brakspear writes about Bretforton First School’s work to involving everyone through the Eco-Schools Challenge. Bretforton is a small, vibrant school for 73 Foundation to Year 5 pupils. The school catchment serves families from the village and neighbouring communities lying to the east of Evesham.  The school’s motto is ‘Small enough to care, Strong enough to grow’ and the Head Teacher…

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…

Environmental and sustainability education policy research

To mark the environmental and sustainability education research network’s participation in the ECER conference, the leading academic journal Environmental Education Research has developed a Virtual Special Issue focusing on studies of ESE policy.  To access the VSI, please click here. This on key examples of research on this topic from the past two decades of papers in the Journal,…

Countryside Classroom update

The Countryside Classroom website is now live, connecting schools with food, farming and the natural environment, and FACE are looking for feedback. They’d also like you to contribute to their first bulletin to be circulated to schools in early September, keeping everyone informed about Countryside Classroom.  You can contribute into these sections: Community – stories about your work with…

Learning 2B Sustainable

Learning 2B Sustainable aims to bring together the best of sustainability, environmental and global education and support schools in developing their own plans and priorities. Its latest news is here, and information about the Growing Up Green & Global event this Friday 18th September at Harper Adams University, Newport, is here. NAEE will be there, so do drop by…