British Wildlife

British Wildlife is an utterly brilliant collation of illustrations sure to prove irresistible to children and adults alike – it has been a constant companion to my three children since its arrival on our doormat for review! The book professes to document the wildlife of the British Isles; its poetic introduction invites the reader to…

Groundwork (London) needs a teacher

Groundwork London delivers a range of education projects in both primary and secondary schools.  It is looking to recruit one or more sessional teachers to deliver environmental workshops to pupils in either Key Stage 2 or Key Stage 3, applications will be welcomed from people with primary and/or secondary school experience. Workshops are delivered in a…

What’s your footprint?

Conservation International is giving you the chance to calculate and then offset your carbon footprint.  The details are here. It also gives you the chance to miss out the calculation part and just offset your footprint anyway – whatever it is.  All major credit cards are accepted, CI says: “Protecting forests is a critical part of…

Global Educator of the Year 2017

Congratulations to Jane Yates… Global Educator of the Year 2017 Last month, Think Global hosted a special event to celebrate the Global Educator of the Year finalists and presented the Award to the winner, Jane Yates from Armathwaite Primary School in Cumbria.  The Award recognises educators who have gone above and beyond in raising awareness and deepening understanding…

London Wetland Centre activities

Here are some August and September activities in London: Night Safaris  Fridays from the 4th to 25th August This summer bring your kids you on an exciting night adventure building dens, listening to wildlife and looking for bats and other nocturnal animals. We’ll finish the evening with stories around a roaring campfire toasting marshmallows. Suitable for…

Monday Round up – August 7 to 13

1. Click here to read July’s round up from Think Global.  It includes news of the Global Educator of the Year, and its Global learning annual event (28-29 November) that is  taking place in Birmingham.  This will include the Think Global AGM.  The event is for organisations working in global learning and will “demonstrate vision and showcase excellence in…

Control must be maintained

‘Control must be maintained’: exploring teachers’ pedagogical practice outside the classroom. This paper, by NAEE Fellow, Dr Melissa Glackin has been published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education.  Here’s the Abstract: Drawing on qualitative data, this article presents an analysis of six secondary science teachers’ expectations and practices related to teaching outdoors during…