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.
VE Day activities and resources
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
It’s great when I can combine my copywriting and education expertise. A recent project for SumDog had me creating sentences for use in their spelling games. Have you ever tried writing simple sentences for an age range of 6-10 years, with a UK and USA audience? I was pretty good it turns out… “Sam hasContinue reading “3,600 sentences…”
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.
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!”
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?”
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.
Finally I can tell you all about GalGo! the new ‘edutainment’ app developed for Greyhounds in Need.
As a freelancer sometimes you just need to run an idea past someone different, or get a fresh pair of eyes to read through something, or get another perspective on a design or a brief. When you freelance (and especially if you work at home alone) that can be tricky; you can’t just speak to theContinue reading “Smart-Freelancing”
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 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.
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, thatContinue 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 yourContinue 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 ArmyContinue reading “Army in Education”