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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
Earlier this week , Ofsted confirmed it will be changing school inspections in England. This follows the move in January this year to focus inspections on just four key areas: the achievement of pupils; the quality of teaching; the quality of leadership in and management of the school; and the behaviour...
1 Jun 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
A Christmas party with a difference
Christmas is a time of year when it’s very tempting to shut out the cold grey outside world and cosy up inside with all those lovely new gadgets and gizmos and a great big tin of chocolates. However we should also remember that this time of year is particularly special in the natural calendar,...
8 Dec 2011
Now the colder weather is upon us, and December is approaching, it's time to start thinking about Christmas! I'd love to hear what eco friendly Christmas decorations you make with your children - there's nothing quite like bringing the outdoors indoors at Christmas, and it would be lovely...
29 Nov 2011
Give wildlife a tree-mendous boost!
Have you planned any tree-planting for National Tree Week which runs from 26 November to 4 December? If you have planned something, tell us about it! We'd love to hear about what you'll be doing! If you haven't thought about it, then I urge you to think about how you could get involved at...
16 Nov 2011
Keep calm and carry on
If you think that sometimes the youth of today need a bit of inspiration to persevere when something becomes a little harder for them to achieve, especially in todays culture where instant results are expected, then show them this clip for a bit of motivation. It just goes to show that everything...
14 Nov 2011
Now here's a good idea!
As Schools Project Officer, based in the Birmingham Office, it's always encouraging when I hear from schools in the West Midlands about the fantastic things they have been inspired to do to help wildlife. It only takes a simple activity like a bird or bug survey to open children’s eyes to the...
6 Oct 2011
Happy World Teachers' Day!
Did you know it’s World’s Teachers' Day today? The occasion has been celebrated on the 5 th October since 1994, and is an opportunity for UNESCO and Education International to celebrate the profession whilst also promoting international standards for teaching. The theme for this year...
5 Oct 2011
Are you planning something nature friendly for your school grounds this year?
I thought i'd kick this thread off by seeing if anybody is planning on doing something for nature with their school grounds this year? Whether it's a new pond, a bird feeding table or a themed area devoted to wildlife, it'd be great to hear about it.
12 Sep 2011
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