Education, News

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. The resources we create are designed to be used by teachers in schools, or by the volunteers… Continue reading Making an impact! Galgo education

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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 created… Continue reading Get knitting for the galgos

Education, News

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 to… Continue reading Dogs Trust ..definitely not just for Christmas!

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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 free… Continue reading Shelter – Our Neighbourhood

Digital, Education, News

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. The new… Continue reading Greyhounds in Need EDUCATION

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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. The Enterprise Project Guide helps pupils identify and develop their enterprise skills, whilst finding… Continue reading Be Enterprising with Dogs Trust

Education, News

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 your… Continue reading Slippers for Shelter

Education

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 Army… Continue reading Army in Education

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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 & Community… Continue reading Managing a Fear of Dogs

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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 to… Continue reading Cracking Ideas!

Education, Marketing & promotion

Focus Games

Focus Games Ltd were looking for someone to create a press release to announce the launch of their new board game 'The Food, Mood and Health Game' to the education sector. The game is aimed at post-primary school children and young adults. However, the buyers of the game are a professional audience of educators and… Continue reading Focus Games

Education

Transferable Skills

I was delighted recently to work with Lewisham and Southwark college in the development of a brilliant idea to engage secondary school pupils. Rather than going in and presenting their usual 'this is why you should come to our college'  talk to potential students - they thought outside of the box. Transferable skills are something that… Continue reading Transferable Skills