Nature Citizens

What do you want the world to look like?

Published by Alix Marschani on 1st March 2021 at 10:06 am | No Comments

Do you want to tell world leaders what kind of world you want to live in? Creative Earth is an art competition for children, run by the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference in collaboration with the WWF. The UK is hosting COP26 (United Nations Climate Change Conference) in November 2021 to tackle climate change and […]

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The Big Schools’Birdwatch – making feeders

Published by Alix Marschani on 31st January 2021 at 1:17 pm | No Comments

Joining in with live lessons from the BBC has become a norm for many children in lockdown. For the Big Schools’ Birdwatch the advantage has been to allow the majority of the class, the home schoolers, to join in with the same activity as their peers in school. We all tuned in at the same […]

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Getting ready for Big Schools’ Birdwatch 2021

Published by Alix Marschani on 23rd January 2021 at 10:10 am | No Comments

Robins and blackbirds we could spot easily at our bird feeding table, but every other visitor remained nameless. ‘Do you need to know their names in time for the Big Schools’ Birdwatch on the 25th January?’ This is an annual citizen science event organised by the UK charity, the RSPB, to help inform and enage […]

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Gratitude Scavenger Hunt

Published by Alix Marschani on 14th December 2020 at 11:39 am | No Comments

For when you next go scavenger hunting outdoors. 1.Find something that makes you happy 2. Something to give someone else to make them smile. 3. Find one thing you love to smell. 4. Find one thing you enjoy looking at. 5. Find something that is your favourite colour. 6. Find something in nature that you […]

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Seed balling the mini-meadow

Published by Alix Marschani on 14th November 2020 at 11:04 am | No Comments

In the documentary┬áPrince William: A Planet for Us All, some school children show HRH how they transformed an unloved greenspace near their school into a colourful wildflower meadow. To encourage more schools and groups to plant wildflowers for nature and take action on issues they care about, HRH has inspired Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation, Clarion […]

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Single-use plastic straws are back

Published by Alix Marschani on 14th September 2020 at 9:46 am | No Comments

You can only feel happy when you see all the smiling faces of pupils and staff at school, seperated from each other for so long during the enforced school closure. We came back with a determination to make it work and stay safe. But in rightly protecting our health, have we considered the impact upon […]

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