Outdoor learning - CPD opportunity on Friday 27 September!!!
Evidence from five independent reviews, conducted nationally and regionally shows that outdoor learning can – and does – make a significant, positive impact on children’s mental health, physical health, concentration levels, enjoyment of learning, engagement and social and academic progress.
We are proud to be working in collaboration with SOuL - School Outdoor Learning.com (www.schooloutdoorlearning.com) - to bring an innovative and active day of CPD for all schools to help you develop the confidence and skills so you can routinely harness the opportunities that teaching beyond the classroom provides for enriching the curriculum.
The course will take place on Friday 27 September at Herd Farm and is open to ALL SCHOOLS. Find out more here
You will come away with pragmatic tips, tools and ideas so you can feel confident to take more of your teaching outside immediately, be it for curriculum or character based learning.
Explore teaching subjects outside & link to the curriculum
Try out practical curriculum linked ideas & resources
Discover the links between LOC & outstanding outcomes in learning and achievement
Gain ideas to maximise your school grounds for teaching at little or no cost
Explore character development in an outdoor setting
Find out how to fit it in to a jam packed curriculum
Develop an action plan to influence school ethos & ensure LOC success at your school
In addition you will receive the following free resources worth over £80:
A pack of tried and tested curriculum linked lesson plans
Our 'Tips and Tools Handbook' for exceptional outdoor learning
A checklist of essential low-cost/no-cost OL resources to get you started
A series of activities designed to 'awaken enthusiasm' in learners with curriculum links
Plus many more resources, lesson plans and ideas
There is no cost for this event for schools with an Active Schools+ SLA, non-SLA schools will be charged £178+VAT for this full day event.
Clapgate pupils curate art exhibition
Pupils from Clapgate Primary School turned the school hall into an art gallery for an end of term celebration showcasing their brilliant creations! Every pupil, from Reception to Year 6 had their work displayed. The exhibition showed the range of different art forms explored by the pupils over the school year, including sculpture, weaving, painting and print and there were lots of cross curricular links. There was also the opportunity for visitors to participate in a range of practical activities.
The exhibition was organised by the schools’ Arts Council, with some help from Art teacher, Kirsty Webster.
"The Art show was brilliant, lots of parents and families came. It was so lovely to see every child's art work on display. I think we did a good job for our first Art show."
Clapgate Primary School Arts Council member
The Clapgate Arts Council was established as part of the school’s work to achieve Artsmark status.
The exhibition was dedicated to Carry Franklin, a longstanding teacher at the school who sadly passed away in June. Some of Carry’s family attended the exhibition. Over a hundred pounds was raised in donations for Wheatfields Hospice from visitors to the exhibition.
The UCI Cycling Road World Championship is coming to Yorkshire!
We are pleased to be able to share with you the Education Pack that Yorkshire 2019 have produced in partnership with EdComs for the UCI Cycling World Championship.
You can download the Education Pack HERE:
The Pack includes:
· A PowerPoint presentation which can be used in classes or assemblies
· A comprehensive teacher toolkit containing 10 Championships-related activities which link to curriculum subjects including maths, English, art and history
· Student activity sheets
Did you know...
A quarter of parents whose children can ride a bike discourage them from cycling due to safety fears.
92% of parents used to ride their bikes on local streets as children but over three quarters feel it’s now less safe for their own child to ride.
British Cycling launched a new collaboration with parent-led movement Playing Out on 12 September, as part of their legacy activity for the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.
Playing Out’s aim is to restore children’s freedom to play out safely in the streets and spaces where they live, providing free support and information about Play Streets for parents, residents, councils and community organisations across the UK.
Through the collaboration British Cycling want to help raise awareness of the initiative, and encourage communities to arrange a closure on their local street or urge their council to join the 63 local authorities that already have supportive street play policies in place.
You can find the full campaign toolkit attached to this article, and watch their campaign video here.
Leeds City Council already has the Play Streets scheme which is a resident-led initiative to enable children to play freely and safely in their own street. Find out more about this by visiting: www.leeds.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-travel/licences-and-permits/play-streets
If your school has an SLA with Active Schools+ keep an eye out for their bulletin each fortnight for exciting events happening for schools throughout the year. To find out more about their offer, or to purchase an SLA, please visit http://www.leedsforlearning.co.uk/Services/2451.
The Active Schools+ service work collaboratively with schools to ensure children receive quality opportunities for physical activity and sport through fun participation events and festivals and provide quality CPD for existing and new PE subject leaders.
Fight Climate Change - Join the Pumpkin Rescue!!!
An estimated one-third of all the food produced in the world goes to waste.
About 11% of all the greenhouse gas emissions that come from the food system could be reduced if we stop wasting food.
In response to the growing concerns from young people who want to know more about how they can help with the Climate Crisis the Health and Wellbeing Service are pleased to announce the development of a new training course to help you understand how to engage your pupils with making a difference to our planet - all through the medium of pumpkins!!!
The Pumpkin Rescue - Composting, Food Waste & Climate Change will take place on Friday 18th October at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm - perfect timing for you take this learning back into school ahead of Halloween!!
This is a new fun, interactive and engaging training session FOR TEACHERS OR SUPPORT STAFF FROM ALL SETTINGS.
We have worked together with Feed Leeds, LESSN, Leeds Rotters and Meanwood Valley Urban Farm to develop this new very topical course.
The course will:
Tell you about the pumpkin rescue campaign,
Enable to learn how to carve and utilise almost every last bit of a delicious pumpkin to
Help you create nutritious recipes.
Include clear guidance and advice for how to reduce food waste throughout school and deliver effective waste management systems.
There will also be an interactive workshop on composting, to give school staff a hands on experience of how and what to compost.
Don't miss out on this new exciting session - Book your place today by CLICKING HERE!