Category Archives: Environment

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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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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Free Family Taster Day for Teachers – Peak Venture

Free taster day for teachers and their families on Wednesday 28 May from 10.00am at Kingswood Peak Venture Centre near Penistone: Why not bring your family along for a free family taster day, immerse yourself in centre life and find out just … Continue reading

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Cliffe House Outdoor Study Centre

Cliffe House Outdoor Study and Conference Centre is located on the edge of the village of Shepley close to the Barnsley/Kirklees border. Location map here. Cliffe House provides residential and day visit outdoor learning activities, mainly for primary school groups. The … Continue reading

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YHA Sherwood Forest – Free Familiarisation Visit 10th April

Forthcoming familiarisation visit to YHA Sherwood on 10th April 2014 – places still available. This event is free of charge and an overnight stay may be available if required to get a good feel for the venue and accommodation, subject to … Continue reading

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Wild About Plants – Bee Scene Free Educational Resources

Information from Plantlife.org.uk: We are delighted to let you know that during 2014 Plantlife will have free hard copies of  Bee Scene educational resources to distribute to primary schools. The resources support an investigation to discover whether a local green space … 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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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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