Category Archives: Curriculum

On the Wildness of Children

There is some dawning awareness these days of the insanity of raising children almost entirely indoors….. A thought provoking essay by Carol Black, writer, filmmaker and director of the documentary film Schooling the World. Read On the Wildness of Children … Continue reading

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School’s Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten

No classroom for these school children: this documentary film takes us to a forest kindergarten in Switzerland where children age 4 to 7 spend every day outside in the forest. This is a thought-provoking film about public education in early … Continue reading

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New GCSE, AS/A level Geography Fieldwork Guide

A new GCSE, AS/A level Geography Fieldwork Guide has been published by Edexcel, produced in association with the Field Studies Council, the Geographical Association and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). This Geography Fieldwork Guide is designed for use by … Continue reading

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Barnsley Museums Primary Schools Programme

Barnsley Museums primary schools programme is offering 10 workshops across five sites -Cooper Gallery, Cannon Hall Museum, Worsbrough Mill, Elsecar Heritage Centre and Experience Barnsley: Learning with Barnsley Museums gives children the chance to discover the world by uncovering unique objects … Continue reading

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Meadow Resources from Plantlife UK

Latest information on free resources and information from Plantlife UK:  At Plantlife we are excited to see the knowing of common plants highlighted in the new curriculum and we hope that our developing bank of meadows resources will not only help … Continue reading

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Applications for Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Mark Award close on 11th April 2014

The new round of applications for educational establishments wishing to gain the national Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Mark award closes on 11th April 2014. LOtC Mark is the first national accreditation for schools, nurseries and other educational establishments which … Continue reading

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Barnsley Museums, Galleries & Country Parks: Educational Visits

Barnsley Museums consist of 5 sites – Cooper Art Gallery, Experience Barnsley Museum & Discovery Centre, Worsbrough Country Museum & Country Park, Cannon Hall Museum Park & Gardens and Elsecar Heritage Centre. For the 2013/2014 academic year, we are offering … Continue reading

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Inspiring Educator – Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) – Darton Primary School Teacher Shortlisted for Prestigious National Award

Lisa Bessell, Y3 Teacher and Forest School Co-ordinator at Darton Primary School, Barnsley has been shortlisted for the prestigious national award of Inspiring Educator by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, along with three others from across the UK. … Continue reading

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Free Lesson Plans from RSPCA

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) provides free lesson plans for teachers along with supporting resources, materials and worksheets, all downloadable from their web site. There are currently more than 90 lesson plans available supported … Continue reading

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Growing Knowledge at Whirlow Farm – Staff Training Sessions Available

Inspiring Outdoors is working in association with Whirlow Hall Farm Trust in Sheffield to offer staff training to develop gardening in your school. There are still places available on  a number of sessions during September. If you want to expand your … Continue reading

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