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Juliet Robertson commented on Charley May's group Best practice on using the outdoors for lessons
"Two new resources published for Outdoor Learning   1) Building your Curriculum: Outside and In http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/resources/b/buildingyourcurriculumouts...   As an active and productive pedagogy, outdoor learning is an integral…"
Nov 5, 2011
Yeshi commented on Charley May's group Best practice on using the outdoors for lessons
"Hi Charley,   I did not know you where from Australia.  Where abouts are you? Glad you have joined the Australian Network.   Yeshi"
May 11, 2011
Charley May left a comment for Yeshi
"Hi Yeshi,   Thanks for commenting on the group.   I've recently returned to Australia so I'm still getting up to speed with the OE situation here. However one of my friends here, that worked in OE for a long time echos your…"
May 11, 2011
Charley May commented on Charley May's group Best practice on using the outdoors for lessons
"Hi Yeshi, Thanks for commenting on the group. I've recently returned to Australia so I'm still getting up to speed with the OE situation here. However one of my friends here, that worked in OE for a long time echos your comments. Glad…"
May 11, 2011
Yeshi commented on Charley May's group Best practice on using the outdoors for lessons
"Charley, The situation is very similar here in Australia. State or Public schools in particular miss out on outdoor education . The private denominational schools have particularly good programs in Outdoor Education…"
May 11, 2011
Charley May's blog post was featured

Gendered outdoor education: A load of Maloney

The nation’s favourite choir boy, Gareth Malone, returned to our screens to complete a new mission - decreasing the literacy gap between the sexes. To do so he has used the outdoors and a range of unconventional teaching methods. Malone believes that school is not dynamic enough for boys and that by making lessons fun, competitive and risky he can get them to engage with and improve their reading and writing skills. His work is very important because boys’, on average, trial behind…See More
Oct 26, 2010
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Gendered outdoor education: A load of Maloney

The nation’s favourite choir boy, Gareth Malone, returned to our screens to complete a new mission - decreasing the literacy gap between the sexes. To do so he has used the outdoors and a range of unconventional teaching methods. Malone believes that school is not dynamic enough for boys and that by making lessons fun, competitive and risky he can get them to engage with and improve their reading and writing skills. His work is very important because boys’, on average, trial behind…See More
Oct 26, 2010
Charley May left a comment for Suz Lipman
"Hey Suz, Thanks for the well wishes. I'm really looking forward to exploring South America on my way back to Australia! I hope to remain within the outdoor ed/play sector, so any contacts or projects you know of within Victoria, Australia…"
Sep 14, 2010
Suz Lipman left a comment for Charley May
"Wow! Best of luck in Australia. There's a wonderful and active Children & Nature movement there, with lots of participants here on our forum. I'm sure you'll find ways to be involved. Keep us posted!"
Sep 13, 2010
Charley May's blog post was featured

Fishing out the real 'Big Society' in Britain

Despite the Government’s best efforts to sugar coat the harsh reality of the country’s financial situation, the idea that the ‘Big Society’ will offer a meaningful solution is proving a bitter pill to swallow for many people. Only time will tell whether phrases such as “the Big Society - a smoke screen masking impending deep cuts” materialise into anything other than cynical commentary – let’s hope not. But against a backdrop of scepticism a little gem of a fishing club, just outside of…See More
Sep 13, 2010
Charley May posted a blog post

Fishing out the real 'Big Society' in Britain

Despite the Government’s best efforts to sugar coat the harsh reality of the country’s financial situation, the idea that the ‘Big Society’ will offer a meaningful solution is proving a bitter pill to swallow for many people. Only time will tell whether phrases such as “the Big Society - a smoke screen masking impending deep cuts” materialise into anything other than cynical commentary – let’s hope not. But against a backdrop of scepticism a little gem of a fishing club, just outside of…See More
Sep 13, 2010
Charley May's blog post was featured

Will UK Government funding cuts deny kids access to their natural heritage?

Another news bullet in about Government funding cuts pops up on my screen. This time it’s the Change4Life and Play England budgets that face the axe – a campaign and organisation that respectively centre on encouraging healthy lifestyles and children’s play. While I’m under no illusion about the dire state of the public finances and the need to cut necessary waste, the latest casualties concern me about what lies ahead for the future funding of the Learning Outside the Classroom program.While…See More
Jul 11, 2010
Charley May posted a blog post

Will UK Government funding cuts deny kids access to their natural heritage?

Another news bullet in about Government funding cuts pops up on my screen. This time it’s the Change4Life and Play England budgets that face the axe – a campaign and organisation that respectively centre on encouraging healthy lifestyles and children’s play. While I’m under no illusion about the dire state of the public finances and the need to cut necessary waste, the latest casualties concern me about what lies ahead for the future funding of the Learning Outside the Classroom program.While…See More
Jul 9, 2010
Charley May commented on Charley May's blog post A hop, skip and a jump towards getting more children outdoors
"Hey Suz, Thanks for the support - yup good news about school sports. However, I just hope that the £10 million of Lottery Funding is actually targetted at getting kids out of the classroom and providing good equipment for them. Wasting money…"
Jun 30, 2010

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Biology graduate, with 8 years experience working across the environmental, rural and education policy areas in the UK. A fishing and shooting enthusiast, I believe all children should have access to the UK's countryside to develop an understanding about their connection to it, its protection and management through practical experience. Over the past year my organisation has been campaigning for outdoor learning to be included as an entitlement in the National Curriculum (teaching framework in the UK). To find out more about The Countryside Alliance Foundation outdoor education - please go to: www.countrysideclassroom.org.uk
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Gendered outdoor education: A load of Maloney



The nation’s favourite choir boy, Gareth Malone, returned to our screens to complete a new mission - decreasing the literacy gap between the sexes. To do so he has used the outdoors and a range of

unconventional teaching methods. Malone believes that school is not dynamic enough for boys and that by making lessons fun,…

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Posted on October 26, 2010 at 7:26am

Fishing out the real 'Big Society' in Britain





Despite the Government’s best efforts to sugar coat the harsh reality of the country’s financial situation, the idea that the ‘Big Society’ will offer a meaningful solution is proving a bitter pill to swallow for many people. Only time will tell whether phrases such as “the Big Society - a smoke screen masking impending deep cuts” materialise into anything other than…

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Posted on September 13, 2010 at 8:49am

Will UK Government funding cuts deny kids access to their natural heritage?



Another news bullet in about Government funding cuts pops up on my screen. This time it’s the Change4Life and Play England budgets that face the axe – a campaign and organisation that respectively centre on encouraging healthy lifestyles and children’s play. While I’m under no illusion about the dire state of the public finances and the need to cut necessary waste, the latest casualties concern me about what lies ahead for the future funding of the Learning Outside the Classroom… Continue

Posted on July 9, 2010 at 1:51am

A hop, skip and a jump towards getting more children outdoors





The UK Government have launched their plan for ‘Olympics style’ school games contests to introduce more children to the health and personal development benefits of competitive sport, backed by £10 million of National Lottery funding. I’m delighted; a renewed focus on young…

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Posted on June 29, 2010 at 1:43am — 2 Comments

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At 9:03am on September 13, 2010, Suz Lipman said…
Wow! Best of luck in Australia. There's a wonderful and active Children & Nature movement there, with lots of participants here on our forum. I'm sure you'll find ways to be involved. Keep us posted!
At 10:50am on May 20, 2010, Suz Lipman said…
Hi Charley! Welcome to the C&NN Forum. I'm glad you're here and that you've already contributed much to the community. I hope you continue to make yourself at home in discussions and groups and that the forum proves a rich source of resources and camaraderie. Cheers!
 
 
 

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