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 Tree Charter

The Tree Charter

November 6th 2017 marks the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest and to mark it, The Woodland Trust have teamed up with over 70 organisations to launch a Tree Charter for trees, woods and people. The Trust wish for the tree charter to gain its strength from...
Happy BEE week

Happy BEE week

Even though bees hibernate in winter it doesn’t mean we can’t throw them a party, does it? Well, that’s what we did. The week of 28 November we celebrated the three year ban on neonicotinoids (neonics) in the UK. Neonics, used as a pesticide on for example oilseed...
Digbeth Community Garden update

Digbeth Community Garden update

The Garden is currently in hibernation, but we had short gardening sessions throughout winter where we have been scoping out an area for water-harvesting and tidying the place up. The pizza oven is staying dry under its new shelter, despite the rain. The pond could do...