Environmental Focus

Registration for Big Schools’ Birdwatch 2022 now open

School children across the UK will be filling up bird feeders, turning classrooms into bird hides and creating wildlife friendly bakes in preparation for watching and counting the birds in their school grounds for the RSPB’s Big Schools’ Birdwatch. The Birdwatch – which takes place during the first half of …

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Brand new Natural History Museum schools programme to create thousands of young urban nature champions

The Natural History Museum is inviting schools across the UK to join its exciting new education programme, Explore: Urban Nature, part of the Museum’s Urban Nature Project, which will provide the next generation with the skills to engage with and protect urban nature. Leading a coalition of museums and wildlife …

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Free resources for Key Stage 2 teachers to contribute to landmark plastic pollution study

Plastic is quite literally choking our oceans and everything in them. But where does it all come from and how can we stop this from happening? The Rivers Trust and Preventing Plastic Pollution are calling on primary schools across the country to help leading scientists find out! Aimed at Key …

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Popular national food, farming and environment competition announced in new and exciting format

LEAF Education, in partnership with Coleg Cambria Llysfasi, has re-launched its annual national competition in Food, Farming and Environment to offer even more schools the chance to win on-farm experiences. For the first time, the competition will see up to ten schools being chosen as semi-finalists, who will each receive …

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Prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag awarded to Blackheath High School

Blackheath High School has been awarded the prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag, recognising its commitment to excellence in environmental action and learning.    To be awarded the Green Flag, schools must lead initiatives and provide hands-on learning activities covering three of the Eco-School’s environmental topics. Blackheath High chose to tackle energy, waste and biodiversity. The girls learned about energy use, ran energy-saving switch-off campaigns …

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National Marine Aquarium introduces online lessons for school children

The National Marine Aquarium, an initiative of the Ocean Conservation Trust, will provide the background for the broadcasting of an exciting series of free, live lessons. The live lessons will assist with home learning whilst also providing a chance for children and their parents and teachers to gain some of …

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Food for Life offers lockdown learning support for schools and parents with FREE membership

Following the announcement of a third national lockdown, the biggest national school healthy eating programme, Food for Life, is offering free membership to schools during lockdown and through until the Easter holidays. The primary aim is to support schools, parents and carers to effectively continue good food and growing education, …

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Rare Breeds Survival Trust awards first ever RBST Education Accreditation

Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) has awarded RBST accreditation to three new organisations, welcoming them to the expanded RBST Farm Park Accreditation Network. The first ever RBST Education accreditation has been awarded to Merrist Wood College in Surrey. The charity is extending its Accreditation Network to include, for the first …

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