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Getting outside as winter draws in

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Children learning outside the classroom

Getting out and about in the school grounds in the Summer is easy when the weather is good. Hordes of happy excited children, lazy sunny afternoons sprawled by the Story Telling Chair, the smell of warm earth and the gritty feel of seeds between your fingers. Even lesson time spent outside in the summer is […]


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Solardome installs UK’s first rooftop geodesic dome science lab

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A-Level students at a Hertfordshire girls’ school will soon have the opportunity to study and conduct research in one of the most unusual science classrooms in the UK – and we are delighted to have helped make it happen. Here’s the story… Watford Grammar School for Girls wanted to create an extension to its existing […]


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10 reasons to take learning outside the classroom

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Children learning outside the classroom with teacher

There are 5 key ways in which exposure to the natural environment is beneficial to human health*: enhanced personal and social communication skills increased physical health enhanced mental and spiritual health enhanced spiritual, sensory, and aesthetic awareness the ability to assert personal control and increased sensitivity to one’s own well-being. But how does that translate […]


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The price of secondary school fieldwork trips

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Secondary school students doing fieldwork

The chances are you’ve seen the stories in your local press: ‘Mum hits out over school trip fee’, with a picture of an irate-looking woman clutching a letter. It’s a fact that secondary school trips for fieldwork have become more expensive, and there are many reasons why. Decades of inflation is one major factor, plus […]


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