We hope this finds you well and the return to school going smoothly.
None of us know what schools will look like in September, but Covid-19 and Climate Change are not going away, and both reinforce the need for more outdoor learning and climate action when we think about the new-normal. At this stage in the term, there's still a lot going on - we hope the following will be of interest.
The BIG Climate Teach-in ***This weekend!!!***
Saturday 4th July - a day of on-line discussions and workshops on the climate and biodiversity emergency for young people and educators. More information and registration here.
Outdoor Learning in Brighton & Hove
We were delighted that 65 local teachers attended our recent webinar. A recording can be viewed here. An interactive follow up event to continue supporting schools, is planned for Thursday 9th July. Further details and registration here.
Latest government guidance (2.7.20) states 'Schools should also make use of outdoor spaces in the local area to support delivery of the curriculum'. A map of schools and local greenspaces in Brighton & Hove can be found here and on The Living Coast website.
John Muir Award webinar for B&H schools
The John Muir award is a national environmental award scheme that several Brighton & Hove schools have been involved in. Find out more by joining us for an on-line webinar on Tuesday July 7th at 4pm - more details here. To register, email email@example.com
We've got to go through it...... using the healing power of nature for learning post lockdown
This event, run with the University of Sussex, will provide the chance to reflect together on returning to school post-lockdown, including the challenges and opportunities. It will consider new ways of working, including links to climate action and using nature as a healing tool.
More details here. Provisional date September 10th at The Deneway Nature Reserve, Brighton.
To register your interest, please email here.
Education for a Sustainable Planet
A free, 5 hour on-line course for teachers from WWF. The course aims to further your understanding of sustainability and equip you with relevant information, tools, activities and ideas to make Education for Sustainable Development a cornerstone of your teaching practice and of the school community. Details here.
Natural History GCSE consultation
You may have heard exciting plans for a Natural History GCSE.
The consultation, seeking views of teachers and young people, can be found here and needs to be completed by Sunday 19th July.
Just One Tree
Join hundreds of schools around the UK on October the 16th 2020 for the JUST ONE TREE non-uniform day! It’s easy - children bring in a donation and for every £1 donated, a tree is planted through the global reforestation partners. Video explainer here and more details and here.
Finally, the current BHee contract is coming to an end in July, but the good news is further support for schools is planned for the new school year. More details will available in September.
Best wishes for a safe summer.