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New YHA School Trips Web Site

The YHA have a new School Trips web site which provides easy access to a wide range of information on places to stay and things to do. You can also find out more about their Breaks for Kids bursary which … Continue reading

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Walk to School Week 2017

Walk to school week for Barnsley schools takes place from Monday 15 to Friday 19 May. More information and to get involved below. More information and an application form is available here

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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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Young Geographer of the Year competition 2014

From the Royal Geographical Society with the Insititue of British Geographers (RGS-IBG): Young Geographer of the Year (YGOTY) competition, run in partnership with the Geographical, is for geography pupils aged nine to 18.  It is awarded every year alongside the … Continue reading

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Project Wild Thing – Film Trailer

Project Wild Thing is a film led movement to get more kids (and their folks!) outside and reconnecting with nature. The film is an ambitious, feature-length documentary that takes a funny and revealing look at a complex issue, the increasingly … Continue reading

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Next EVC Training Course – Thursday 20 June 2013

The next Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC) Training course is being held on Thursday 20 June 2013 at BBIC Wilthorpe, Barnsley. Places still available for those who wish to attend. All schools and children’s services settings should have an Educational Visits … Continue reading

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Kingswood Peak Venture Preview Weekend 9/10 March – Free of Charge

Kingswood Peak Venture Centre are holding a Junior Bushcraft Weekend on Saturday 9 – Sunday 10  March 2013.  Participation is free of charge and Peak Venture invite teachers and others to bring their partners and children along to join in. The weekend will involve survival skills and … Continue reading

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YHA Familiarisation Events – Free of Charge

YHA Malham and YHA York have both undergone recent refurbishments to upgrade their facilities and accommodation. Both Youth Hostels are holding Re-opening events which are free of charge for those wanting to attend and have a look at the improved … Continue reading

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The Big Pedal 2013

The Big Pedal is a big cycle and scoot to school competition happening in schools all across the UK from 28 February – 20 March 2013. How big? Last year, over 890,000 journeys to school were made by bike and … Continue reading

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Explore 2012: Annual RGS-IBG Expeditions & Fieldwork Conference 16-18 November

Explore 2012 is the annual expeditions and fieldwork planning weekend run by the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG). This year’s event takes place on 16 November 2012 to 18 November 2012 (Friday evening, Saturday and … Continue reading

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