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
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!
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!
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?
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
It's a debate I often have with clients, whether we should mail schools at the end of the summer term or at the start of the autumn? After years and years of trying out both approaches I can conclude it makes little difference. If you truly want to be effective then mail twice, once at the… Continue reading Back to school mailings
Creating great resources and products for schools is one thing, making teachers and educators aware of it is a completely different ball game. Over the years the methods have changed with postal mailings making way for email campaigns and social media, but one thing definitely hasn't - getting the messaging right. I have conducted several… Continue reading Marketing to schools