It’s all about dogs!

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!”

Making an impact! Galgo education

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. 

Get knitting for the galgos

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”

Dogs Trust ..definitely not just for Christmas!

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!”

Shelter – Our Neighbourhood

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”

Greyhounds in Need EDUCATION

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.

Be Enterprising with Dogs Trust

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.

Slippers for Shelter

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”

Army in Education

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”

Managing a Fear of Dogs

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 & CommunityContinue reading “Managing a Fear of Dogs”

Cracking Ideas!

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 toContinue reading “Cracking Ideas!”