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December 18th, 2014
Learning with Nature is full of fun activities and games to get your children outdoors, to explore, have fun, make things and learn about nature and help them grow up happy and healthy. Suitable for groups of children aged between 3 and 16, the graded activities help children develop: • Key practical and social skills … Continue reading New Book: Learning with Nature
September 24th, 2014
Family Water Event Lewes Railway Land Nature Reserve 2.00pm to 5.00pm Sunday 28th September 2014 Water, the most valuable resource in nature and to people, is the theme of a free family event at Lewes Railway Land Nature Reserve on Sunday 28th September. Bella Bear, a character based at Lewes Railway Way Land Nature Reserve … Continue reading Bella Bear returns from studying water in the Amazon!
August 28th, 2014
Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting the Field Farm Project and talking with Mollie about the exciting opportunities for young people to get out in the peaceful South Downs countryside. This tranquil spot on the superbly managed farm is a great place for children to discover the wonders of nature and become absorbed in … Continue reading Visit to the Field Farm Project
July 5th, 2014
n September 2013 the new history curriculum was announced by the government with emphasis at KS2 on the Saxon era to be in place from September 2014. Ross Irving, head teacher at Droxford School and Peter O’Sullivan, Trustee and Saxon programme lead for the Friends of the Saxon Corhampton Church initiated a project. The purpose … Continue reading Saxons in the NEW Curriculum
February 7th, 2014
Marina Robb from Circle of Life Rediscovery outlines the importance of outdoor learning within the National park and how schools can access subsidised Forest Schools programmes through the rainbow Running project funded by the South Downs National Park Sustainable Communities Fund. Words by Marina Robb: There is no great difference between a stone-age body and … Continue reading Outdoor Learning across the South Downs