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. The resources we create are designed to be used by teachers in schools, or by the volunteers… Continue reading Making an impact! Galgo education
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 schools… Continue 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 created… Continue 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. Written in association with Ambitious about Autism it can be easily understood by everyone. You can download your free copy here www.learnwithdogstrust.org.uk/be-dog-smart/ … Continue reading Autism friendly dog safety for kids
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 animated… Continue 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. We created a… Continue reading Careers Information – animal welfare charities
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 'just… Continue 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 to… Continue 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 free… Continue 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. The new… Continue reading Greyhounds in Need EDUCATION
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 get… Continue 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 clear… Continue 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. The education team deliver over 8,000 workshops every year in schools, libraries, community groups and more, as well as attending events… Continue reading Promo film – Dogs Trust schools workshops
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! Three films have been created to teach everyone how to be dog smart and keep themselves safe when they are at home and out and about.… Continue reading Be Dog Smart films!
Finally I can tell you all about GalGo! the new 'edutainment' app developed for Greyhounds in Need. As the leading greyhound rescue charity working in Spain, an important part of their work is educating young people about the plight of the galgos and challenging the perception many Spanish people have of these dogs. GalGo! is part of… Continue reading GalGo!
This month, in partnership with my fabulous film crew, we have been shooting school workshops for a charity client. The footage will be used to create an inspiring showcase to promote the workshops to teachers and schools across the UK. Watch this space to see the final film!
We recently completed work on the Dogs Trust Enterprise Project Guide, developed in response to student requests for information and statistics. Rather than just handing them the information on a plate we wanted to help them be more proactive in their research. The Enterprise Project Guide helps pupils identify and develop their enterprise skills, whilst finding… Continue reading Be Enterprising with Dogs Trust
The Shelter schools programme is expanding and we have just added a brand new worksheet to the resource bank. The Which Home? worksheet is aimed at KS2 (7-11 years) and supports English, Maths and PSHE. A simple matching exercise, the activity is designed to encourage children to think about homes, space, conditions and affordability. In… Continue reading New Shelter worksheet – Which Home?
I am currently in the post-production phase of an exciting film project for an education client. Watch this space as I will show you as soon as it is launched. I have worked with the film crew and production team selected for this project for many years on a variety of client projects. They are talented bunch, that… Continue reading Lights…camera..action!
Are you wearing your Slippers to raise money for Shelter this year? To support fundraising in schools we developed four new fun, curriculum linked classroom activities for 4 -11 year old pupils around the theme of 'home'. The worksheets support D&T, PSHE, Art & Design, Science, English and Geography. For more information and to download your… Continue reading Slippers for Shelter
For over 5 years during my time as Account Director at Education Connections, I managed the Army in Education client account. It was a fantastic project that aimed to raise awareness of the work of the British Army and create a positive relationship with young people in schools, colleges and higher education. The Army… Continue reading Army in Education
Dogs Trust launched their 'Managing Fear of Dogs' campaign today! Really great to be part of the team beavering away in the background on the supporting literature and information for parents. Head over to the Learn with Dogs Trust website to find out about their FREE workshops for families run by their team of Education & Community… Continue reading Managing a Fear of Dogs
Shelter have launched their new education programme, providing free teaching materials as part of their '50p Challenge' fundraising initiative for UK schools. It has been a great project to work on knowing that the resources we develop will both educate and help young people. There are over 112,000 homeless children in Great Britain today and… Continue reading Shelter for Schools
The Intellectual Property Office are celebrating the 40th birthday of the world-famous Aardman studios with their Cracking Ideas Competition 2016. I was delighted to work on the development of the curriculum-linked classroom resources for ages 4-11, designed to generate competition entries and support wider learning. Intellectual Property is a difficult topic for young children to… Continue reading Cracking Ideas!
Greyhounds in Need (GIN) is an animal welfare charity, aiming to raise awareness amongst pupils in Spanish schools about the galgo - Spanish bred greyhounds used for hunting. I worked with GIN to develop a resource to support Spanish primary school teachers, who teach English as a foreign language to children aged 9 to 12 years old… Continue reading Greyhounds in Need