It was great to see so many people attend the Funding workshop held at Withycombe Raleigh Primary School - thank again to them for hosting. I hope that you found it useful in setting some actions for future fundraising.
We had a small select group meeting in Phear Park, but the sun was shining so we had a good session where we followed a trail and discussed ways of using maps and the park for outdoor learning.
Below the dates for the summer term are listed - please do let me know if you can make them, and do get in touch with further suggestions. Also, do invite other members of your school, it would be great to have new faces.
Please do publicise the upcoming Beach training - the flier is attached.
Tuesday 19th April 2016 (4pm-5.30pm) Focusing on learning outside your school grounds; Kate Ponting, Countryside Learning Officer at Clinton Devon Estates will be joining us to discuss how the Estate and the Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust are providing opportunities for primary schools to learn about the countryside at local farms, heathland, woodlands and by the River Otter (Location: Littleham Primary School, Exmouth).
Wednesday 4th May 2016 (9.30-3.30pm) Teach on the beach Gain the confidence and skills to take your class to the beach. A day of workshops with teachers and outdoor facilitators, which link to the curriculum, with the aim to inspire your outdoor learning experiences (Location: Exmouth beach).
Wednesday 8th June (9.30-3.30pm) Maths and science in the outdoors – a day of activities and ideas to promote maths and science curriculum learning in school grounds or outdoor spaces (Location: TBC, Exmouth).
Thursday 23rd June 2016 (4pm-5.30pm) Taking books outside – exploring teaching English in school grounds and other outdoor spaces (Location: TBC, Exmouth).
The scheme is in place to donate unsellable products and materials for re-use by local schools, other educational institutions and community groups, for the benefit of the local community and the environment. These items are donated on the understanding that they will be re-used or disposed of responsibly if they are not used.