Learning Outside the Classroom
Geology “rock star” and TV presenter professor Iain Stewart is urging teachers across the nation to become storytellers in a bid to engage more young people in the natural world.
The BBC presenter, best known for his science shows such as ‘Men of Rock’ and ‘How the Earth Made Us’, said geography teachers and other experts in environmental subjects needed to start selling the ‘wonder’ of being outdoors.
There is no doubt that it is important for children to have a summer holiday, but does this have to come at the cost of their academic achievement? It has been widely acknowledged that the summer holidays can result in a ‘summer slide’ – a phenomenon in which students find themselves regressing academically due to the long break.
Primary school pupils are being given the chance to shape the services offered in schools in North Yorkshire and beyond.
In the first event of its kind, up to 200 year 6 pupils took part in interactive workshops to give a valuable insight and help to develop a variety of services offered by the county council to schools from recruiting teachers, to making school meals more enticing to teaching maths.
A group of primary school children from Trinity Croft Church of England Primary Academy in Rotherham recently visited Cleethorpes beach to help pick up litter and learn about the environment and the oceans as part of their school curriculum. The visit was organised ahead of the United Nations’ World Environment Day on 5 June which seeks to encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment.
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A FIVE-STAR DAY OF FOREST FUN & OUTDOOR DISCOVERY AT GREENWOOD
Nestled amongst a forest clearing at the foothills of Snowdonia’s National Park, lies GreenWood; an eco-friendly inviting land which promises the ultimate trip full of outdoor adventure, learning and discovery.
This year Stockport Grammar School’s Year Five Art Competition welcomed 113 entries from young artists from 16 local primary schools.
Sponsored by Brewin Dolphin and based around the theme of ‘self-portrait’, the young entrants showed off their creativity and imagination with a wide range of final pieces that included 2D and 3D artwork.
Artists and their families visited Stockport Grammar School for an exhibition evening which showcased their work.
Schools and groups have the chance to take part in fun-filled residential netball tournaments which promise high-adrenaline excitement and adventure. The two-night camps at Kingswood Grosvenor Hall, in Ashford, Kent, are suitable for U12 to U16 age groups and will be hosted by HC Tournaments.
The site has recently had a £1 million investment in its sports and accommodation facilities, including a brand new flood-lit sports court which players will be able to put to the test.
Bekonscot is the world’s oldest and original model village. The 1.5 acre site features an extensive gauge 1 model railway which links seven different miniature towns and villages, all of which represent life in rural England as it would have been in the 1930s. The model village and railway offer a variety of opportunities for learning across the curriculum. They provide an unforgettable experience for children and a unique insight into life, transport and industry from nearly 100 years ago.