Real-time learning with reindeer

Published by Alix Marschani on 18th May 2019 at 9:55 am | No Comments

Hello all, It is day 3 and and here I am in Lapland with my mum. I have a name -Brave Hart – given to me by my adopted school in England. They think I am so adorable. Look at the stripes on my head and back! The children think this makes me look strong […]

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The Spanish Donkey Sanctuary

Published by Alix Marschani on 21st April 2019 at 11:35 am | No Comments

El Refugio del Burito in the province of Malaga, Andulacia, is where you will find the only donkey sanctuary in Spain. It is an extraordinary example of progress in animal welfare, protection and education in a country clearly now moving fowards in this field. It is  jarring to a foreign visitor to learn that donkey’s […]

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Creating a Mini-Meadow Space

Published by Alix Marschani on 24th March 2019 at 3:41 pm | No Comments

The beauty of our minibeasts and wildflowers and what we can do to help. The hard graft accomplished with a trusty fork and a sturdy hand. Over to the Nature Citizens – writing reasons for wildflowers on their seed packets. These packets will be distributed to all the classes, and in turn, each class will […]

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Rewilding quotes to inspire

Published by Alix Marschani on 17th March 2019 at 4:21 pm | No Comments

‘There is nothing more powerful than a made up mind’. Lewis Pugh, UN Patron of the Oceans. ‘Rewilding is something different, instead of trying to take care of nature rewilding is stepping back and letting nature take care of itself – and us.’ George Levvy, Rewilding Britain Chair of Trustees.  

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I believe in Tomorrow

Published by Alix Marschani on 17th March 2019 at 4:05 pm | No Comments

The RHS are crowdfunding for a children’s garden that will showcase gardening in inner city schools. Everyone can join in with gardening and reap the benefits, whilst hopefully creating the gardeners of tomorrow. This week work begun on our school mini-meadow. Grown-ups prepared the ground, children will sow, insects and birds will get busy! When […]

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Finally, an end to those single-use plastic straws

Published by Alix Marschani on 2nd March 2019 at 5:43 pm | No Comments

Our collective effort created a recycling box to store the blue beakers that would be filled with the milk from the recyclable carton. No more plastic straws in the bin! An easy solution. The washing up is a shared job too – true citizen behaviour.

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Plastic Straws: Children as Citizens in Play and Work

Published by Alix Marschani on 3rd February 2019 at 3:05 pm | No Comments

Following on from my post ‘The Real Halloween: plastic straws in school’, I can update you that we had a successful outcome. Our milk supplier considered our demand for an alternative to plastic straws and offered us recyclable litre cartons with beakers. This is a big improvement because it means that we will not be […]

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