Growing plantlets from spider plants

Published by Alix Marschani on 17th February 2020 at 4:45 pm | No Comments

What could be more exciting than taking home your own spider plant from one big plant? Year 3 were in for a surprise when told they were learning all about propagating spiderettes. Everyone looked closely at the spiderettes dangling from the main plant. They saw tiny knobs at the root of the spiderette. To propagate […]

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Tree faces

Published by Alix Marschani on 16th February 2020 at 9:23 am | No Comments

    The Gift of the Tree by Lenore Hetrick. Trees offer to those that love them A message of peace and rest. They bring the glow of the setting sun As it vanishes west. They tell of years that swiftly pass, With little mark or scar. They tell of evenings that know naught But […]

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Adventure Education in Finland

Published by Alix Marschani on 9th February 2020 at 8:40 am | No Comments

Outdoor Adventure Education in Finland is a new publication from the Humak University of Applied Sciences in Finland. This is a free downloadable publication which contains articles written in both Finnish and English by American, Austrialian, British and Finnish researchers and practitioners in the field. This unique outdoor adventure approach is based upon Finnish historical […]

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Will it float?

Published by Alix Marschani on 9th February 2020 at 8:18 am | No Comments

Year 5 are used to tieing knots and using sticks safely, so now it was time to create a raft. This weeks task was to join pieces of bamboo with twine and add a centre mast with leaf flag. Working in friendship groups of about four, they selected their materials carefully and then began to […]

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All join in

Published by Alix Marschani on 31st January 2020 at 10:00 am | No Comments

With all the bird watching going on this week we also noticed the large amount of leaves on our grounds. The Year 3s have volunteered to collect the green food caddies from each class at lunch time and tip fruit snacks into the composting bins daily. Meanwhile the Year 2s have busily occupied themselves with […]

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Big Schools’ Birdwatch

Published by Alix Marschani on 31st January 2020 at 9:39 am | No Comments

Our Nature Citizens were busy this week with the Big Schools’ Birdwatch. They enabled every class to join in as citizen scientists and gather local bird data for the RSPB. A superb opportunity to learn how to identify birds and attract them with a welcoming bird area. The point of being a citizen scientist for […]

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Potential of urban greening

Published by Alix Marschani on 26th January 2020 at 8:37 am | No Comments

If you grow plants at home, are lucky to tend a garden, recycle carefully, visit a park, community orchard or any green open space, apart from the well documented health benefits of these activities, you are already joining in with pro – environmental behaviours that help you take notice of the natural world and become […]

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