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Summer holiday pond-dipping...
So we’re a couple of weeks into the summer holidays, and the wild-guides have been extra busy working (in a very loose sense of the word!) with families in our Discovery Zone. We’ve done daisy chains, Olympic medal biscuits, minibeast hunting, and of course – pond-dipping! Due to...
6 Aug 2012
National Lottery Awards - A thank you
As you may know via our Facebook page , we have made it through to the final of the National Lottery Education Awards ! Once again we'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who voted and got their friends and family to vote, too. We can't achieve this sort of thing without your continued support...
26 Jul 2012
Sunday Supplement - Schooooool's Out For Summer!
Good morning everyone! Yes I did just bust out an Alice Cooper song for the blog post title, what of it? Moving on, what do we have in store for the summer holidays? Well this post will outline what is going on at Saltholme for the next couple of weeks... Throughout the summer holidays, our...
22 Jul 2012
Lovely leeches! - Weekend wild guide round-up
Another wild guide weekend goes by, and by ‘eck we even got some sunshine! Thanks to the largely dry weather, families turned up in their droves to go pond-dipping, and us wild guides were treated to a veritable smorgasbord of pond fauna... Now, firstly I’d like you to, for the moment...
16 Jul 2012
Pond-dipping - an appeal
This week I'm looking ahead to the summer holidays, where we will no doubt have our fair share of budding pond-dippers. Now, I enjoy getting involved in all of our wild-guide activities, but I must admit to enjoying pond-dipping the best. I have a keen interest in what families and children catch...
9 Jul 2012
Weekend Wild Guide Round-up
Stickleback spectacular! Another weekend is behind us, and we're into July already! Pond-dipping continues to be the most popular wild guide activity, and for good reason! The photo above is of a male three-spined stickleback ; note the red underbelly and the subtle blue ring around the...
2 Jul 2012
Help us win, please vote!
We’ve turned into teacher’s pet Well, well – aren’t we the lucky ones. Our amazing field teachers have been recognised for the fab work they do with local schools and the community. They’ve only gone and got through to the semi-finals of the National Lottery Awards 2012...
26 Jun 2012
Half-term wild guiding!
We have the Jubilee celebrations this weekend with the half-term week following, so I'd like to take the opportunity to tell families what activities and events we have prepared here at Saltholme! The discovery zone is bursting into life thanks to the glorious weather we have all been enjoying...
29 May 2012
It's not poo!
As always half term proved a busy week at Saltholme. A highlight of the week were the activities we had on in the classroom. Nearly 120 children (and their grown-up helpers too!) enjoyed getting their gloves on to dissect owl pellets. Most people think owl pellets are yucky, but they're...
22 Feb 2012
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