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A natural curriculum?
The Department for Education is currently consulting on a new national curriculum for England – you can find lots more information here , including how to respond to the proposals (by 16 April). The RSPB is preparing a written response to the review, as well as coordinating a partnership response...
20 Mar 2013
Peer Education through the Big Schools Birdwatch at Duddingston Primary, Edinburgh
One Primary 5 class at Duddingston Primary in Edinburgh took part in the Big Schools Birdwatch this year, after being encouraged by one of their own pupils, nine year old Johnny Blairford . Julia Horton , from the Times Educational Supplement Scotland , joined in the fun, and you can read her full report...
11 Feb 2013
Connecting young people with nature: Pilot scheme update
A guest blog by John Kneale-Jones who is currently trialling the pilot programme for young people. John is based at Witherslack Hall School in south Cumbria and has been instrumental in the development of the programme in partnership with the RSPB. He is now working closely with RSPB Leighton Moss where...
29 Nov 2012
A new way of connecting young people with nature
Take a look around, how many teenagers do you see on our reserves (or anywhere else for that matter) actively involved in wildlife? Well we need more, many many more so we are launching our new field based training programme aimed at teenagers this autumn with a pilot programme running in Cumbria. A...
30 Oct 2012
Edinburgh Phoenix has left the nest!
Scotland's newest RSPB Youth Group has just launched in spectacular style, so for a peek at the kind of brilliance and opportunity our groups attract please read on for an account written by a brand new Phoenix - Annie, aged 16. Edinburgh Phoenix Diary, 27th May 2012 The temperatures were...
12 Jun 2012
RSPB Kelvingrove: Glasgow’s schoolchildren get creative
Glasgow’s schoolchildren have been celebrating Scotland’s amazing wildlife with an art competition organised by RSPB Scotland. Drawings, painting and sculptures were created as part of the RSPB’s annual Big Schools’ Birdwatch (which this year runs from 16-30 January) and all...
13 Jan 2012
RSPB Scotland’s “Christmas Tweats” goes down a storm
Last week RSPB Scotland hosted “Christmas Tweats”, a well-attended CPD (continuous professional development) event at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. The event focused on how teachers and their classes can get school grounds wildlife-friendly ready for Christmas. Teachers enjoyed...
12 Dec 2011
Free range education with the RSPB
The RSPB has some great facilities to enable young people get the most out of their education, whether they are educated at school or at home. Our reserves are a great place to take your children to enable them to explore and learn about the natural world that surrounds them. Ian Wrisdale, one...
9 Nov 2011
Poll: How do you get children involved with nature?
It'd be really interesting to see what everybody does with the children in their care, whether you're a parent, teacher, home educator, club leader, relative (I could go on!). Please post if you've got a great memory or would like to share something that your children really enjoy doing...
26 Oct 2011
Get ready for Feed the Birds Day on 29 October!
Over the last few days here in Birmingham, it has properly started to feel like Autumn. I love this time of year. The golden sunlight showcases nature's beauty brilliantly and forces you to look more closely at tiny details you haven't seen before. I love the cool crisp air in the morning. I...
20 Oct 2011
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