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The Amazing Places Project

October 9th, 2013

Barry Bennett

While recovering from illness, qualified teacher Barry Bennett took the time to ponder on how he could share his love of nature with young people, and encourage them to engage with their environment. The result was The Amazing Places Project ... more...
Rochdale Pioneer Performance

The rise and rise of co-op schools

Mervyn Wilson

6th August, 2012

Do co-operative schools (trust schools and academies) provide a democratic community based alternative? Mervyn Wilson, Principal of the Co-operative College – which has been at the heart of the development of co-operative schools - explains why co-operatives are proving so popular more...
Outdoor nurseries

The Secret Garden nursery: a unique daycare where children spend all day outdoors

Phoebe Doyle

26th July, 2011

When the classroom is the outdoors the possibilities are endless. Phoebe Doyle explores the practicalities, the realities and the huge potentials of the outdoor nursery concept more...
Brighton Bike Train

Saddle up: how Brighton's bike train is greening the notorious school run

Jan Goodey

24th June, 2011

Come Friday morning and a group of kids and their parents converge to begin Brighton's Bike train cycle to school. Could this be the beginning of the great two-wheeled school run revolution? Jan Goodey reports more...

School travel plans: how to successfully get your kids walking and cycling to school

Laura Laker

13th October, 2010

Cutting the car out of the school run has health, social and environmental benefits for pupils, parents and teachers. Here's our guide to making it happen... more...

Giving young people real experience of green jobs

Andrew Hickman

3rd June, 2010

The Eden Project has launched a website for young job-seekers aimed at helping them land the green jobs of the future more...
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Jackie Schneider: local authorities must protect children, not catering firms

Laura Sevier

23rd March, 2010

Vocal school food campaigner Jackie Schneider on parent power, the importance of cooking from scratch and why free school meals would be the most cost-effective solution more...

Win a green roof for your school by photographing local wildlife

Matilda Lee

9th March, 2010

With spring around the corner, why not take a walk around your local park or forest to get a closer look at - and photograph - local wildlife. Uploading pictures can win a school near you a green roof more...

How to green your school

Ecologist

10th February, 2010

School buildings, food, waste - even the curriculum itself should all support a connection to, and appreciation for, the environment. Here are some resources to get you started more...
The Front Cover

The Gaia Warriors by Nicola Davies

Grace ter Haar

9th February, 2010

An accessible, enjoyable book on climate change for the next generation of eco-warriors. Contributors include James Lovelock more...
Pesticide being poured

Contractors using dangerous pesticides in UK schools

Ecologist

14th January, 2010

Survey finds that school children are being exposed to harmful pesticides, but schools claim safer alternatives would be 'uneconomic' more...

CASE STUDY: Lewes New School pioneers curiosity-based learning

Nick Kettles

17th December, 2009

How do children learn? Is it through testing or open-ended class discussions aimed at piquing curiosity? Lizzie Overton, head teacher at Lewes New School, is spearheading a new approach to education more...

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Scenes from the eco village

Schools using art to learn about climate change

Rebecca Heald

27th July, 2009

Can climate art help save the world? Rebecca Heald reports on a school art installation and its ambitious 'Cool it Schools' global online initiative more...
langley academy

A school built for green education

Ecologist/Positive TV

4th December, 2009

The newly opened Langley science academy in Slough ticks just about every box - airy, light, modern interiors make for good learning environments, and the school building is stuffed full of eco features more...
Let's make Uni Green Rally

How green is your university?

Laura Sevier

1st February, 2009

From ‘First’ to ‘Failed’, student activist group People & Planet has created a new way of ranking the UK’s universities – according to their environmental credentials. more...
A young girl on a wireless laptop

Government response to school WiFi petition panned

Ecologist

8th July, 2009

In response to a petition calling on wireless technology to be removed from schools, the Government has pronounced itself happy with WiFi safety guidelines its critics have labelled 'dangerously out of date' more...
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Eco-schools scheme help to 'green' schools

Nick Kettles

13th March, 2009

More and more educational establishments are becoming environmentally friendly, thanks to the Eco-Schools scheme. Is this our road map to sustainability? more...
Bolgs and Comments

Cassandra: education

John Papworth

21st November, 2008

Our prophet becomes a parish pariah for daring to challenge the orthodoxy of the educational system more...

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