Many of our Highland schools embraced the weather and took their learning outdoors on Thursday for Outdoor Classroom Day.
For the May newsletter, I would love to have a focus on Outdoor Classroom Day so if you have any photos or comments about the day, please get in touch.
Please send any photos to email@example.com
Here is one of my own favourite snaps:
On Monday 14th May, pupils from Crown Primary headed to Edinburgh on the first train of the day, to take part in the final of the Euroquiz.
Crown fought hard on home territory in March and just saw off the other Highland schools to win this place at the final. The team continued to practise hard after the Highland heat, trying to get every last bit of information crammed in.
The boys from Crown Primary represented Highland well and came an admirable sixth out of thirty one local authorities. A fantastic result for them and Highland! Well done boys!
You can watch the quiz again here:
BEMIS, the national body supporting the development of ethnic minorities voluntary sector in Scotland is working with Education Scotland and other partners to review existing resources used to deliver race equality education across the curriculum.
They are looking for practitioners to take part in an online survey to help them identify existing resources that are helpful in promoting race equality or tackling racism.
You can access the questionnaire at https://forms.education.gov.scot/s/5210W/
Outdoor Classroom Day is happening around the country on Thursday this week. It would be great to hear about all the learning that is happening outdoors across Highland to celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day.
Please leave a comment on the blog or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any information and/or photos so that we can share our learning.
Thursday 17th May is Outdoor Classroom Day. What will you do?
You can find out more, see resources and sign your class or school up HERE.
May – Biodiversity is Everything
Welcome to May! The soil is warming up and plants are beginning to grow. Birds have returned from their winter away, lambs are bouncing around the fields and it will soon be summer!
Our focus for May is Biodiversity and how every living thing on our planet is interconnected – take a look at Goal 14 and 15. Our survival depends on our relationships with other living things and the health of our environment. This makes issues like ocean plastics particularly relevant, as we hear how plastic has entered the food chain
Want some free seeds to make your school grounds attractive to butterflies? Give us a shout, we have about 80 packs left.
If you’re annoyed by litter, think of a caption and you could win a prize. Or maybe you’d like to win a behind the scenes trip to Blair Drummond Safari Park?.
Our Roadside Litter Week of Action is also this month with new classroom materials.
This month, we’re chatting about Environmental Reviews and Action Plans on Glow, delivering a training session to our Local Authority Network, and at the Edinburgh Learning for Sustainability Conference talking about the Global Goals.
Here are some of the other things we’re liking this month:
Greggs will give you treats for Cleaning Up
100% of sea turtle species mistake plastic for food
BugLife Scotland need help to breed endangered snails
Miss Daigle’s class have been working hard!
Over 15,000 marine species are found in UK seas
Let’s Clean Up Europe!
Turn the tide on ocean plastic
Happy world penguin day!
Trees are biodiversity too.
Wild for Life science and social studies lesson plan
90% of all sea birds have plastic in their stomachs
Biodiversity begins with a B
Not sure what kind of butterfly that is?
Remember we’re always here if you have questions – get in touch!