Nature Citizens

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 isĀ  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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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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Rewilding curriculum theme: plastic straws in school

Published by Alix Marschani on 24th November 2018 at 9:12 am | No Comments

As I mentioned in another post ‘The Real Halloween: plastic straws in school’ (31st October), an initiative was going to start this term to help children think about and take action on the problem of single-use plastic straws in school. The Nature Citizens Club meets twice a term to discuss issues thatĀ  concern our impact […]

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