Autumn already?

School term is looming, as are harvest assemblies, conker battles and fungi forays. The sudden arrival of school term makes you wonder why we expect a clear and definite line between summer and autumn, winter and spring. What curious questions could students ask about the mysterious science of phenology?

Winter Wellbeing

When faced with damp playgrounds, grey skies and soggy winter coats, it’s easy to be discouraged from going outside to learn. The concept of relaxing and enjoying a view or exploring in the dirt can automatically seem less welcoming. So you might not believe me when I tell you the photo above was taken on … More Winter Wellbeing

360° of sky and sea

It’s a great tradition to march a group of students half way along Hurst Spit, come rain or shine. The experience of the wind in your face and trudging through shingle is a memorable one. So much so that the concept of a “depositional feature” or “longshore drift” will hopefully wedge in between those physical … More 360° of sky and sea

New Forest Trot

Originally posted on The National Park Challenge 2016:
Route: Almost circular route from Lyndhurst to Burley, 26.26miles OK, so our original plan for this marathon did not quite happen as we wanted it but like anything science and outdoorsy, it is all about being flexible! Let me explain…. In addition to our Physics investigations throughout the…

New Forest Show’s Countryside Education Competition winners celebrate with a banquet

Originally posted on Hampshire Country Learning:
Year 5 and 6 pupils from Milford-On-Sea Primary School were so delighted to have won this year’s Countryside Education Competition that they picked all the fruit and vegetables in their school allotment and prepared a locally sourced feast to celebrate.  The pupils had visited Aubrey Farm at Keyhaven, Setley…