Environmental Focus

Local MP visits Denton primary school to celebrate environmental improvements

Local MP and Shadow Health Secretary Andrew Gwynne recently visited Manor Green to discuss the context of the school and the local area and learn from children about the environmental improvements. Last year, Manor Green Primary Academy was successful in its bid for funding to convert a yellow school bus …

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Flood of entries for food waste-themed competition

Proof that food security and agriculture are of interest to the younger generation is evident from the number of responses to this year’s Baylab Lab Coat Competition. Over 800 schools entered, involving close to 134,000 students from primary to secondary ages. The response staggered Bayer’s Bethany Leaver, who with colleagues …

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National Literacy Trust and RSPB launch new poetry and nature resource for Earth Day 2022

To celebrate Earth Day (22nd April 2022), the National Literacy Trust and the RSPB have come together to create a free resource pack for school years 5 to 9 to inspire writing through nature. The unique poetry and nature resource pack is available nationally, yet also forms part of the …

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The Eden Project encourages UK schools to discover Paradise Pastures on school grounds

The Eden Project has launched Paradise Pastures, a free science programme for teachers designed to bring Eden’s story-inspired learning approach into their schools. Suitable for upper KS2 pupils (aged nine to 11), the series of lessons goes beyond the classroom and inspires children to connect with the biodiversity discoverable on …

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An actor, scientist and arctic explorer join St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy Trust as they ‘Invest in Our Planet’ on Earth Day 2022

St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy Trust, which covers 17 schools in Yorkshire – 2 secondary and 15 primary – were joined by a host of famous faces and remarkable individuals as they celebrated Earth Day 2022 early. Last year, the Trust was the only academy group in Yorkshire to feature …

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UNBOXED puts creativity at the heart of UK-wide learning programme designed to inspire millions of young people

Millions of young people across the UK are set to benefit from a unique schools’ programme that puts creativity and collaboration at the heart of learning based on real-world examples. UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK is launching the programme designed to inspire young people, aged 4 to 19, with its …

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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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