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Visit to the Field Farm Project

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

Saxons in the NEW Curriculum

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

Outdoor Learning across the South Downs

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

River Landscapes Educational Video

October 3rd, 2013

The two twenty minute videos compare the drainage basins and catchment management of the River Devon in Scotland with the River Cuckmere in Sussex. Visit the Rivers page to see videos that include animations of processes in action. A brilliant resource to support GCSE studies in the local area. You can also view these on … Continue reading River Landscapes Educational Video

Launch of The Wild Network

September 26th, 2013

The South Downs National Park Authority is proud to be an active supporter of The Wild Network, launched today. The Wild Network aims to reconnect children with nature and outdoor play. Hundreds of organisations and thousands of people have come together at the start of a journey to swing the pendulum back to more wild … Continue reading Launch of The Wild Network

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