May 2015

Re-using Paper – Origami Seed Packets

30 May 2015
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Recently I blogged about making seed packets from unwanted books. This is a brilliant concept in that it’s an informal approach to children continuing to interact with text in a way that is short, sweet and fun. When I posted this blog, Mark Paterson, the Curator of Cruickshank Botanic Garden, told me that he and […]

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Pallets & Pre-school Outdoor Play

20 May 2015
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My final training session in Australia was at Glendale Early Education Centre. The establishment had just opened after a 2-week closure owning to flooding. As the Chinese proverb states, “Rather light a candle than complain about the darkness,” the staff took the opportunity to further develop their outdoor space based upon discussions with, and the interests of, the […]

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Protected: Grasmere 19.5.16 Outdoor Maths

18 May 2015

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Please vote for “Dirty Teaching” in the People’s Book Prize

17 May 2015
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Please can you spare a few minutes to register for the People’s Book Prize and vote for Dirty Teaching? The book has made it into the final and needs as many votes as possible between now and Wednesday 27th May. Any help you can give in spreading the word would be much appreciated. It’s the only […]

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Protected: Early Excellence Outdoor Literacy 18.5.16

17 May 2015

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DIY Clipboard Flower Press

14 May 2015
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I have never been a big fan of the commercial flower presses. They are fiddly to use, a fixed shape and usually too small at that. Normally I just press flowers between by inserting them between kitchen roll and sticking them inside a big heavy book. This is fine at home, but when out and […]

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Protected: Inspire2Learn EYFS Outdoor Maths 12.5.16

11 May 2015

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Protected: P&M Courses: Outdoor Literacy Twilights 9th, 10th, 16th 17th May 2016

9 May 2015

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Play – A Hidden Phoenix of Christchurch

9 May 2015
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In April I had the privilege of visiting in New Zealand. Although it was a whistle stop 6 days involving training one day and flying the next, I did pause to catch my breath in Christchurch. I met up with an old friend and children’s citizenship and environment educator, Bronwyn Hayward, who gave me tour of […]

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Protected: Planning & Developing your Outdoor Environment Derbyshire 6.5.16

5 May 2015

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