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Posts that provide updates on what’s new for schools and groups, as well as developments within our organisations and sites relevant to school teachers, educators and activity organisers

The Litter Heroes are coming!

This year Keep Britain Tidy are hosting the Great British Spring Clean. In the New Forest National Park, we have teamed up with the Forestry Commission and New Forest District Council and hundreds of volunteers who collected over 250 bags of litter in one weekend (3rd- 5th March).

Meanwhile, local school children are being treated to special visits from newly qualified “Litter Heroes” in their school assemblies. Complete with cape and superpowers, these visitors are proving very popular way to share messages about caring for the Forest. Continue reading The Litter Heroes are coming!

Show the Love: Guest Blog

Show the Love and Collect Stories for the Tree Charter this February

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The Woodland Trust are nearing the end of story gathering for the Tree Charter campaign! You have until the end of February 2017 to add your voice to the Charter for Trees, Woods and People to tell us why you value your trees and woods.

Therefore we are having one last big push until the end of February, and are working with The Climate Coalition, a Tree Charter partner organisation, to collect tree stories and raise awareness of the issues of climate change for trees. This year, the Climate Coalition is producing a special Tree Charter story gathering resource, as part of their wider campaign. You can take part with your school or community group. Why not run an event during the week 6-12th February? (although you can run an event at any time as long as we receive your tree story hearts by the end of February!). Continue reading Show the Love: Guest Blog

New Forest Trot

Two innovative teachers are running a marathon in every national park! Read about their unique experience and perspective!

The National Park Challenge 2016

Route: Almost circular route from Lyndhurst to Burley, 26.26miles

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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 month, we are also looking into different aspects of how the human body is affected by endurance efforts, including some of the misconceptions out there about how to prepare for such events. One such concept is the use of refined carbohydrates and sugar-based foods as a suitable fuel. A fair number of people asked us about carbo-loading during the weeks leading up to this Challenge and we have even joked about the need for cake to keep us going. Sure, cake is a great treat and since we are burning a significant amount of energy, there is little reason for us not…

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Getting Ready for a New Season at Paultons Park

professor blast paultonsThe 2016 season is nearly upon the Paultons Park Education Team and there is more than ever to look forward to this year when booking a school trip!

From unique learning days to reward trips, Paultons Park offers a great day out for school visits to the New Forest.

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Out Of Egypt and into the New Forest

Out of Egypt is an interactive, curriculum linked exhibition coming to St Barbe Museum from 16 January to 27 February 2016. If you are teaching Egyptians this term, this is not to be missed.

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New Forest Leadership Training

fs level 3October 2015 saw the start of a new Forest School Leadership training course being held at Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve on the outskirts of the New Forest. A full cohort of 15 excited, but perhaps a little nervous, trainees began the first part of their level 3 Forest School Leadership Qualification with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.

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Sharing Shorelines and Arts Award Discover

St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery are keen to talk to teachers interested in running Arts Award Discover in a Day. Take a look at the work pupils from Pennington Junior School created recently within the Shorelines exhibition. To talk about Arts Award or to bring a group to the museum email learning@stbarbe-museum.org.uk

Sharing Shorelines

Pennington Junior School have taken part in Arts Award Discover at the Shorelines exhibition and created wonderful new pieces of work.

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