Community Orchard Course

Community Orchard Course

If you had told me that one of my highlights of 2017 would have been sitting and staring intently at apples trying to ID (identify) them, I would have told you I’d rather get up at 5 AM once a month on a Saturday to get a train to London. However, not only did both of...
Forest School

Forest School

As a primary school teacher, I want the best outcomes for the children in my classes. I feel we should be teaching the whole child and not just how to pass standardised tests that measure a tiny proportion of what they can do. This is why I let the children in my...
The Green Gathering

The Green Gathering

The Green Gathering took place in early August in Chepstow. An old school festival, the strap line was ‘Beyond Hedonism’, suggesting that it has come full circle and is looking to festival roots: no massive sponsors or huge headline acts to draw in punters. This...

Cyclists are doing it for themselves

In August 2013, Birmingham City Council started their Cycling Revolution – to make it easier and safer for people to cycle – with £24.3 million from grants and self-funding. As a keen cyclist, who has cycled all over the world yet finds her home town one...

Where does all the tinsel go?

Twelfth night has been and gone and probably so have all the piles of ripped wrapping paper, discarded cards and tinsel that has seen better days. For many, Christmas already seems like long time ago as we settle into the old routines and look forward to the next...