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
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
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!
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?
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
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!
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 the… Continue 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 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