It’s always a pleasure to work on inspiring projects like this. The Intellectual Property Office has launched the next Cracking Ideas competition in partnership with Aardman Animations! Children are encouraged to think about the impact of transportation on the climate, as they are challenged with designing a sustainable form of transport for Wallace and Gromit.Continue reading “Cracking Ideas”
Recycle to Read is a ground-breaking new campaign that rewards schools for collecting unwanted plastic toys and tech for recycling and reuse, in exchange for books from The Pod (Wastebusters CIC). I’m happy beavering away in the background helping to create the accompanying schools resources and comms plan with the Wastebuster team. Did you know?Continue reading “Recycle to Read”
Check it out – I’m a featured freelancer on the Freelance Heroes website. Featured Freelancer: Samantha Taylor, Education Communications Consultant
Developing children’s understanding of animal welfare and how to treat a dog with love and care.
The Rare & Endangered Species Trust (REST) works to save Namibia’s most endangered species – including the pangolin. If you followed the story of Honey Bun (who sadly died this year), then like me you will want to help these amazing creatures.
Just launched for families and schools in West Sussex – Busta and crew are asking everyone to take the pledge to ‘recycle it right’.
Which life would you choose? The story of two puppies.
VE Day activities and resources
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I’m really excited and honoured to be working with Paws2Rescue to help develop educational materials for use with children in Romania. The charity supports private shelters in Romania to help relieve the plight of the thousands of dogs without homes. They provide food, bedding and raise funds for veterinary care and run education and neuteringContinue reading “It’s all about dogs!”
There is something very satisfying when you see your work in action! This week Greyhounds in Need received some fantastic pictures of children in Spain creating galgo puppets and masks from the resources we developed for their education website.
I’m working with Greyhounds in Need to raise awareness of the education programme and drive visitors to the education website. The latest creation is these ‘website buttons’, which we hope shelters in Spain and their supporters will use on their websites to link to the education.greyhoundsinneed.co.uk Source: Help promote us! | Greyhounds In Need
I am delighted to be working with Wastebuster a not-for-profit, environmental education company assisting with their communications and campaigns in schools. Today on UN World Environment Day, Wastebuster and Recycle Now are launching an exciting new 30-day challenge in schools, inviting young people to use pester power to engage their families in plastic waste reduction, reuse and recycling and help #beatplasticpollution. ALL schoolsContinue reading “The Plastic Planet Challenge”
Greyhounds in Need are always looking for ways to engage young people with the galgos (Spanish greyhounds) that often live unhappy lives and are disposed of at the end of the hunting season in Spain, often cruelly and inhumanely. Taking inspiration from a knitting pattern for a galgo coat already on their website, we createdContinue reading “Get knitting for the galgos”
Another project launched. I assisted in the development of a new information leaflet designed for families with children and young people on the autism spectrum to help them be dog smart and stay safe.
Nancy and the Meerkats Musical Box has launched! Working with the Intellectual Property Office and Fun Kids Radio, we have developed a brand new resource and competition for schools. Nancy’s Musical Box will help children understand copyright, trade marks and the importance of respecting intellectual property. Nancy and the Meerkats is an audio and animatedContinue reading “Nancy & the Meerkats – helping kids understand Intellectual Property”
The Dogs Trust Education team get inundated with information requests about all aspects of the charity’s work. Requesting information on how to work for Dogs Trust is a common enquiry and whilst the UK’s careers information service is currently lacking, any kind of careers support for young people is a welcome resource.
I recently conducted some informal research for a local primary school about how a teacher’s voice can influence what a child thinks or feels about them. As a parent I have often heard my 7 year old say that he doesn’t like that teacher because they ‘all they do is shout’, or that teacher ‘justContinue reading “Teachers – your voice matters”
Way back in 1997, when I was working as a Junior Account Executive for one of only two education marketing agencies in the country , one of my first clients was the charity Dogs Trust. They approached us as they wanted to encourage the next generation to be responsible dog owners, and schools seemed toContinue reading “Dogs Trust ..definitely not just for Christmas!”
The latest lesson plan available from Shelter focuses on ‘Our neighbourhood’. Supporting Geography, PSHE and English for 5-11 years, pupils are tasked with helping Anna and Teddy settle in to their new school and community, after finally being given a home of their own to live in. You can find the full range of freeContinue reading “Shelter – Our Neighbourhood”
I’ve been working on the new education website from the charity Greyhounds in Need (GiN) for many months and am delighted that it has finally launched. GiN are dedicated to the rescue of the Spanish galgo and an important aspect of their work focuses on the education of Spanish children about the plight of the galgo.
A little bit of promotion for 7Seven Films – my preferred partners when it comes to video content. If you have a film project then their talented creative film team coupled with my excellent project management and planning skills are probably of interest. I’d be happy to have a chat about what you need – just getContinue reading “Looking for bespoke video content?”
Dogs Trust have just launched their new education website Learn With Dogs Trust . We worked together on the site plan, content and the design of the new website, before it was handed over to their web developers. This way we could ensure that the site delivers exactly what is needed, as the developers had a clearContinue reading “Learn With Dogs Trust”
Ever wondered what actually happens in a Dogs Trust school workshop? Well now you can get a real insight into what the team of 26 Education & Community Officers and 7 Youth Trainers can do.
I am so excited that finally after months of planning, preparation, casting, script writing, filming and post-production that the Dogs Trust Education programmes Be Dog Smart films have been launched!