Posts Tagged ‘education’

RSPB wildlife explorers

RSPB recognise that there are many home educators across the Uk and have set up an area for home educators to take part in their Wildlife Action Awards for schools. This award scheme is all about finding out about and helping wildlife, doing practical things to help and telling other people. It is suitable for…

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Free seeds from Toby Carvery

Toby Carvery are on a mission to get Britain top of the veggie-tables. According to their research, almost 70% of people don’t get their 5-a-day portions of fruit and vegetables. If you sign up for their healthy green scheme, you’ll get a free packet of seeds to help you grow your own and reach your…

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RSPB Homes for Wildlife project

Here’s another home education resource for you! I received an email the other week from the RSPB. You might remember we took part in their annual ‘big garden birdwatch‘ Over 1/2 million people joined in for this year’s Bird Watch. In 1979, when Bird Watch began, just 30,000 people stepped up to watch birds in…

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RSPBs Wildsquare Phenology & Wildflowers surveys

Another great home schooling resource is the RSPB Wildlife Explorers Wildsquare. You can sign up as an individual, family, school or group and you take part in surveys that cover a one kilometer square area. Throughout the year you get indoor and outdoor activities to do, as well as surveys to complete. The surveys involve…

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We’re planting a bee garden!

We have a small piece of land at the side of our greenhouse. For years it has housed conifer clippings and general garden debris. This week we’ve been clearing it out and have stumbled across some beautiful soil. It’s only a small patch – about 3 feet wide and 7 feet long. I ummed and…

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BBC Breathing places

I’ve talked about some home education resources that you can get your mitts on in recent posts. We’re taking part in the potato council’s grow your own and Little Miss Green’s potato plants have now been earthed up twice – they just can’t stop growing! The BBC have a campaign called ‘Breathing Places‘. Each term…

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Dig in and get free seeds

As part of BBC’s Dig In series, you can get some free seeds. The aim of the series is to introduce the joys and benefits of growing your own. It saves money, reduces packaging and you don’t need an allotment or a pair of wellies! All you need is a willingness to get your hands…

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Potato council potatoes for schools – home education resources

One of the most frequent questions when people know we home educate is about resources. What resources are out there? What support do you have? What things can you get access to? I have to admit, it takes a bit of searching around and word of mouth recommendations initially, but there are some great resources…

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Planting potatoes!

It’s not too late to plant potatoes, but many people will have them in already. We tend to run a few weeks behind everyone else over here – we have heavy clay soil which gets waterlogged. The upside is that after everyone else has finished their harvest, we are still enjoying ours!

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