Learning Escape Blog
Established 20 years ago, The Green Organisation is an international, independent, non-profit, non-political, non-activist environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world. Its Green Apple Awards have become the UK’s most respected scheme for the recognition of environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries.
The sun is shining, the school year is approaching its end and you and your students are sweating under the glare of fluorescent lighting with a background tinge of blue from computer screens. Attention spans are frayed and patience is in short supply…time to swap the blue light for some sunlight and take some lessons outside.
Being thanked for the things we do, even if it is something we are being paid for, is one of the simplest yet greatest of life’s pleasures. Being appreciated is a powerful motivator in work and in life, and when the gratitude is genuine, a little goes a long way. But a lot goes even further! When we received all these fabulous thank you cards from the children of Penponds School, it truly lifted our spirits and made us smile.
The SSAT Achievement Show 2014 will be taking place next Thursday 26th June at Twickenham Stadium and The Learning Escape are excited by the prospect of getting the chance to meet those attending. We know that the SSAT is one of the most enlightening educational bodies and the hub of the biggest and most active network of heads and teachers in the UK.
Next Friday 20th June 2014 is Empty Classroom Day. Its aim is simple: for every teacher to take their classroom outside to learn, for one lesson. The project was created by a collection of organisations who met at the London Sustainable Schools Forum seeking to support learning outside.