Child smelling a flower

Through a partnership with the South Downs Education Network, we are able to offer two exciting online CPD opportunities for teachers working in schools within the South Downs National Park and surrounding areas. These sessions are developed specifically to support learning outside the classroom.

Our sessions will be delivered by an experienced member of our Engagement Team and participants will also receive a pack of online resources including pre-recorded video lessons to play to your pupils before heading outside. Please take a look at the course outlines below and use the links to book your place. We will be in touch with full joining instructions 10 days prior to your session. Please note that these sessions will be delivered as webinars via Zoom. 

Session 1: Improving school grounds for pollinators (and pupils!)

Thursday 8th October 2020, 4:00 - 5:30pm

Ideal for: Key Stages 1&2

In this session, we will explore how to make the most of your school grounds, attract butterflies and other pollinators and use the experience to teach aspects of the curriculum outside, in a fun and engaging way. We will look at how to involve your pupils in planning your school ground improvements, where to find low cost materials, what to plant and when. We will then consider different activities that will make the most of your new school grounds, all year round. We will end with a Q&A session.

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Session 2: Munching Caterpillars: Lifecycles, Adaptations and Food Chains

Thursday 25th February 2021, 4:00 - 5:30pm

Ideal for: Key Stages 1&2

Butterflies and moths provide one of the best examples in the natural world for learning about lifecycles, adaptation and food chains. During this session we will share fascinating facts and a toolkit full of ideas for caterpillar, butterfly and moth themed outdoor learning. This includes ideas for encouraging children to connect with nature. We will also provide you with a pre-recorded lesson full of amazing images to set the scene for your pupils. We will end with a Q&A session including a discussion about the rearing of caterpillars in the classroom.

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