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Child's Play: How Children Learn

Phoebe Doyle

17th July, 2012

A child plays in an empty box. They need to play; we buy them toys. But education writer Phoebe Doyle thinks you might just be wasting your money, and your children’s time more...

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

Phoebe Doyle

26th July, 2011

Outdoor nurseries 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...

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

Jan Goodey

24th June, 2011

Brighton Bike Train 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...

How a stay on a farm opens the minds of disruptive kids

Andrew Hickman

30th April, 2010

Teacher Jamie Feilden came up with the idea of bringing at-risk students to his family's Somerset farm for a week in 2004. Six years on and the results are breathtaking... more...

How to campaign for better school food

Laura Sevier

25th March, 2010

roast chicken lunch All you need to know to get fresher, healthier and greener food into your child's school - from nurseries to primary and secondary schools 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...

How to start a university eco society

Nicholas Bruschi

14th January, 2010

Treeplanting on Knoydart Eleven easy steps to get you started - from picking your committee and spreading the word to making it fun and worthwhile 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...

Schools using art to learn about climate change

Rebecca Heald

27th July, 2009

Scenes from the eco village 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...

A school built for green education

Ecologist/Positive TV

4th December, 2009

langley academy 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...

Banning bottled water in universities

Sophie Haydock

11th August, 2009

Bottled Water Leeds University is the first in the UK to ban the sale of bottled water on campus. Will other universities follow suit? Sophie Haydock reports more...

How green is your university?

Laura Sevier

1st February, 2009

Let's make Uni Green Rally 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...

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