Our education project

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13 The Wild Classrooms website - wildclassrooms.orgWild Classrooms is our educational project which aims to support children’s outdoor learning and builds on the foundations laid by our earlier educational projects, Get Growing and Growing Wild. It was launched in January 2017. Tamsin, the Wild Classroom project officer, developed free resources which link what’s going on outside with the primary science curriculum. These include five themed calendars which aim to help children learn about one plant or animal a month that they will hopefully be able to see without having to search too hard! They are made even more special by the use of photographs provided by local photographers including two young people, Duerden Cormack and Alfie Owen. We have had a great response from local schools and have even had schools as far away as Oxford and Lincolnshire requesting copies. The topics covered by the calendars are birds, butterflies, flowers, minibeasts and trees and they are a fun way for everyone to learn a little bit more about the natural world around them. In 2019 we added our interactive wildlife spotting website www.wildclassrooms.org.

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  • www.wildclassrooms.org  is based around the challenge to see if people can spot 60 different plant and animal species in a year and is perfect for keeping busy locally, because most of the plants and animals can be seen in your garden or in nearby greenspaces.
  • When you register, you are given a virtual woodland and you can add up to 10 people to your group. In your woodland, everyone will get a virtual tree with bare branches. Then each month you will be given five species to spot and when you put them on the site, a leaf will appear on your own tree. The more animals and plants you spot, the more leaves you’ll see on your tree.
  • You can also upload photos, drawings and poems of the plants and animals you have seen. The site also includes some background information about each plant and animal and you can follow links to other wildlife organisations.
  • So the next time you’re out in your garden or taking a walk for your daily exercise why not join us at www.wildclassrooms.org and help us celebrate the everyday plants and animals that we often overlook and help get them noticed and loved.

If you work with children and would like to be involved in the project or would like some resources, please contact Tamsin on 01453 753358 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Wild Classrooms aims to support children’s outdoor learning and builds on the foundations laid by our earlier educational projects, Get Growing and Growing Wild. The project is funded by the Ernest Cook Trust and the Summerfield Charitable Trust and was launched in

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January 2017. Tamsin, the Wild Classrooms’ project officer, has developed free resources which link what is going on outside with the Wild Classrooms taxtscience curriculum. Every participating school gets up to three free visits from Tamsin, a seasonal poster and a class set of children’s notebooks . We are currently also developing six themed calendars which aim to help children learn about one plant or animal a month that they will hopefully be able to see in Gloucestershire.

So far over a thousand learning places have been created on the project with recipients including schools, Brownie groups, the National Star College and Woodcraft Folk.

Once again this summer, we will be running our nature themed holiday activities, ‘Wild Wednesdays’ - focussing on minibeasting, pond dipping and walks.

 

 

 

 

 

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Wild Classrooms aims to support children’s outdoor learning and builds on the foundations laid by our earlier educational projects, Get Growing and Growing Wild. The project is funded by the Ernest Cook Trust and the Summerfield Charitable Trust and was launched in January 2017.As the Wild Classroom project officer, I have developed free resources which link what’s going on outside with the science curriculum.

EveryWild C-rooms n-bk cover participating school gets up to three free visits from me, a seasonal poster and a class set of children’s notebooks. So far over a thousand learning places have been created on the project with recipients including schools, Brownie groups, the National Star College, and Woodcraft folk. In the summer holidays we ran ‘Wild Wednesdays’, family activities focussing on minibeasting, pond dipping and walks. We’ve also worked in partnership with the Cotswold Canal Trust, Stroud Farmers’ Market and the Museum in the Park.

If you work with children and would like to be involved in the project please contact Tamsin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 01453 753358

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Our exciting new project, Wild Classrooms aims to focus and support outdoor learning. It is based around getting children outside to observe and experience seasonal changes and cover elements of the science curriculum. It can also be easily adapted to a more sensory approach to experiencing nature and act as a stimulus for creative projects.

Every participating group gets a copy of our original A2 full colour monthly wildlife calendar, a class set of A4 children’s notebooks, Teacher’s/Leader’s notes and up to three visits from Tamsin, our Wild Classrooms’ Project Officer.

Using the calendar as a guide, the idea is that the children can go out each month or even once a term and look for any changes that they can observe or cover elements of the curriculum. They then record their findings in their notebooks. This can be as formal or informal as the teacher/leader chooses and can include drawings, poems, pressed flowers or photos. Anything, in fact, that records the children's experience of their changing ‘WildClassroom’!

Tamsin will come in for up to three visits during this time, either to lead wildlife observations or to teach seasonal curriculum linked activities. Then at the end of the year, she will come for a final visit and look at the children’s books and stamp the final page to show that they have completed the project.

For more information please contact Tamsin, Wild Classrooms Project Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 01453 753358.

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