Category Archives: Natural Environment

Look! Look! Taking Tiny Ant Steps and Making Big Strides…

This week’s blog comes to us from Louise Graham,  who works with collaborations of schools across North Devon as hub leader for the Naturally Healthy Devon Schools project.  http://www.naturallearning.org.uk/NHDSP. Louise is a primary school teacher and forest school leader working near the … Continue reading

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Vitamin N: The missing ingredient in the 21st Century Curriculum

This week’s blog comes to us from Dr Tonia Gray, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher at the Centre for Educational Research, University of Western Sydney, Australia. As a senior member in the Centre for Educational Research at UWS, Associate Professor Tonia Gray … Continue reading

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Initial Teacher Training Findings from FACE – Building Confidence

This week’s blog article comes from Hannah Martin from Farming and Countryside Education What is the best way to help young people learn more about the natural environment? Who can share with them a love of food and farming? There … Continue reading

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Building Teacher Confidence in Learning in the Natural Environment

This week’s article has come from Martin Northcott, Outdoor Education Manager at Plymouth City Council, the Plymouth Hub Leader for the Natural Connections Demonstration Project. To build confidence learning in the natural environment it’s important to have a clear aim. … Continue reading

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The Great Outdoors for Teaching across the Curriculum

This week’s blog comes to us from Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks from Going Wild www.goingwild.net. Look out for their  latest book, “The Beach Book, loads of things to do at lakes, rivers and the seaside”, which will be published at the … Continue reading

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Challenges to Learning in Natural Environments in Schools

This article has kindly been written by Juno Hollyhock, Executive Director of Learning Through Landscapes. I don’t think that there are many folk who would question the fact that going outside is a good thing. We all know and understand … Continue reading

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“…on this day that hopes for rainbows” – Using the environment to inspire poetry

This post has been kindly written by Gordon MacLellan, aka Creeping Toad We started with a venue we all valued and a belief that children’s language grew more by direct experience than by just reading, listening and being told about … Continue reading

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