EDUCATION

In a fast changing, globalised world, education needs to help people understand the local and wider world around them and make the connections between issues such as poverty or climate change and their own lives. This section provides information on organisations that support schools, but not exclusively so.

Beacons

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Beacons is a Development Education Centre working in the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We are part of a network of DECs and similar charitable organisations throughout the country. DECs work in a variety of ways, but share a common purpose in spreading awareness of the conditions and development needs of people in poorer countries and of other global and environmental issues, especially climate change.
www.beaconsdec.org.uk/

Beetles and Bees

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Giant model beneficial insects together with comprehensive resources aimed at KS2 and above– interviews, factsheets, role-plays - available for visits to schools, gardening/allotment societies and special events. “Beetles and/or Bees” Resources loans weeks and workshop sessions led by experienced facilitator, tailored to your requirements. Many links to KS2 Literacy and Science National Curriculum. Charges: See website
www.beetlesandbees.co.uk

Bishops Wood

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The Bishops Wood Centre works with schools, teachers and environmental educators in Worcestershire and beyond. The centre focuses on Learning for Sustainability, outdoor environmental learning and helping schools to develop their own grounds as exciting places for learning.
www.worcestershire.gov.uk/cms/bishops-wood-centre.aspx

Bridges

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Bridges is a centre for global education based in Shropshire and working throughout the region – a hub for resources, ideas and information.
www.shropshirebridges.org.uk

Bulmer Foundation: Masters Degree In Sustainable Development Advocacy (Professional Practice)

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The Bulmer Foundation's MA in Sustainable Development Advocacy is a unique opportunity; enabling you to develop your professional skills to influence business, government and community to move towards more sustainable ways of working. This career oriented programme offers a challenging learning experience; developing the practice of advocacy through lectures, visits, professional placements and real life projects. Our graduates have been highly successful in finding employment in a wide range of disciplines across all sectors. The programme is offered on a one year full-time as well as a part time basis.Post Graduate Diploma and Certificate options are also available. Charges: See website
http://www.bulmerfoundation.org.uk/sda-introduction

Comenius

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Comenius is aimed at schools, colleges and local authorities across Europe and aims to develop knowledge and understanding among young people and education staff of the diversity of European cultures and languages, and the value of this diversity. School partnerships set up to develop deeper understanding of themes such as sustainable development.
www.britishcouncil.org/comenius-about-us.htm

Create

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The Centre for Research, Education and Training in Energy is a charity that provides resources for both teachers and students, focused around behavioural change.
www.create.org.uk

Department For Transport

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The Department for Transport provides a range of educational materials for teaching children about road safety both in the classroom and at home?. The above link provides links to fact sheets, activity books and online games for use by both parents and teachers alike.
www.dft.gov.uk

Dinedor Outdoor Centre

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Dinedor Outdoor Centre is an education facility situated on the north side of the old Iron Age Fort Dinedor Camp. It is available to hire by youth groups, schools, and related organisations. It can be booked for half a day, day, a week or longer and offers camping and or residential facilities. It provides a safe learning environment, conducive to developing your creative curriculum. Here you can host your own activities or we will provide tailor made programmes to your requirements. See website for activities and programmes available. Charges: Residential: Camping £5.25p/p; Half day hire £42; Indoor accommodation £8.40p/p; Full day hire £84
www.dinedoroutdoorcentre.org.uk

Earth Education UK

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Develops and disseminates Earth Education programmes and activities; conducts workshops for teachers, leaders and others involved in educating people about environmental problems and has a range of books and programme materials available online or from the mail order catalogue. It supports individuals and centres running earth education in the UK
www.eartheducation.org.uk

Earth Trust

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At Earth Trust we believe that the best way to look after the places we love is to change the way we live. We provide special, life changing experiences and reconnect people to the natural world. The Earth Trust is all about people and the way we feel, think and act towards the environment.
www.earthtrust.org.uk

Eco-Schools International

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Eco-Schools has teamed up with the British Council to support Eco-Schools linking with schools overseas as part of their Global Gateway and International Schools Award
www.eco-schools.org

Environmental Transport Association - Schools

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The ETA aim to educate children about the positive effects of walking to school focussing on climate change and local pollution impacts.
www.eta-schools.co.uk

Farming and Countryside Education

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FACE aims to educate children and young people about food and farming in a sustainable countryside. We meet these educational needs by working with our members and partners to promote visits to farms, and to provide easy access to a wide range of high-quality educational resources and activities to complement both school-based studies and outdoor visits. Our work with schools and young people is highly successful because of the immediate and widespread benefits of visits to the outdoors, and of using food, farming and the countryside to support many aspects of the curriculum.
http://www.face-online.org.uk/

Focus On Food

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A campaign that raises the profile and importance of food education and helps secure, sustain and strengthen the status of food in primary and secondary school nationally and in the wider community.
www.focusonfood.org

Food For Life

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Information and resources regarding the Soil Associations Food for Life project aims to transform schools meals and food culture in schools. Award schemes for schools.
www.foodforlife.org.uk

Garden Organic

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Garden Organic is the working name for the Henry Doubleday Association, and is committed to organic methods of horticulture. The website has a wealth of information for schools including ideas for activities linked in with the curriculum.
www.gardenorganic.org.uk

Generation Green

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Generation Green is a community based programme for schools from British Gas, which encourages green behaviour through a combination of educational resources, lesson plans and extra-curricular activities. Schools can earn green leaves and work towards gaining green prizes
www.generationgreen.co.uk

Global Dimensions

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A teacher’s online guide to books, films, posters and web resources which support global, intercultural and environmental understanding for all age groups and subjects. From climate change to poverty, water to fair trade, you can find a huge range of teaching resources and background material.
www.globaldimension.org.uk

Groundwork UK

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Groundwork UK is a federation of Trusts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, each working with their partners to improve the quality of the local environment, the lives of local people and the success of local businesses in areas in need of investment and support. The organisation helps to train teachers to deliver education for sustainable development
www.groundwork.org.uk

Growing Schools

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The Growing Schools website has been designed to support teachers in using the outdoor classroom as a resource across the curriculum for pupils of all ages.
www.growingschools.org.uk

Herefordshire Council Eco Schools Award Scheme Support

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Support visits offered for staff, pupils and governors to give an overview of the scheme, assess progress and/or offer suggestions for progression. Delivery of assemblies, training courses and pre Green Flag assessments. Officers are Green Flag assessors for Eco Schools. We co-ordinate a Networking group of Eco Schools Co-ordinators, organise celebration events and award ceremonies. The Schools Energy Programme is a free programme to assist schools in reducing energy use through increased energy efficiency. Participation in the programme includes an energy audit of the school, training sessions for staff, resources, support visits to schools, workshops for pupils leading on the programme and assemblies.
www.herefordshire.gov.uk/environmental-protection/conservation-and-sustainability/eco-schools/

Herefordshire Council Waste Education Pack

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The pack contains lots of information, facts and activities about waste and recycling. By using the information and working through the activities pupils will gain an understanding of various waste management topics, including: the waste hierarchy and the three Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle, recover and dispose); recycling, what happens to all the materials collected (paper, card, plastics) and home composting.
https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/environmental-protection/waste-management/refuse-schools-waste-education-pack/

Learning Outside The Classroom

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The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom is the national voice for learning outside the classroom. We believe that every young person (0-19yrs) should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances
www.lotc.org.uk

Learning Through Landscapes

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LTL is the National School Grounds Charity. Since 1990 LTL has provided training, resources and support, and developing programmes and research that advance understanding in the better use, design and management of school grounds. The website provides case studies and resources for all types of schools.
www.ltl.org.uk

Life Long Learning Network

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The mission of the Lifelong Learning Network for Herefordshire and Worcestershire is to get more students with vocational qualifications and more students in employment into the network partners to study and achieve in Higher Education
http://www.hwlln.ac.uk/134.htm

Madley Environmental Study Centre (MESC)

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<p>MESC provides Environmental Education activities on a beautiful Nature Reserve 7 miles South West of Hereford. We offer a wide range of activities for people of all ages and abilities, including:</p> <ul> <li>Curriculum based topics for pre-school, primary school and secondary school pupils</li> <li>Wildlife activity days for children’s clubs, groups, play schemes etc. </li> <li>Wildlife activity sessions for families</li> <li>Seasonal Events throughout the year e.g. Easter, Halloween, Christmas</li> <li>Wildlife Workshops for adults e.g. willow weaving, fungi ID, wildlife photography</li> <li>Conservation days/courses for groups (including those with learning disabilities &amp; mental health issues). Charges: For groups: &pound;120 for a full day &amp; &pound;70 for a half day*</li> </ul> <p>For individuals: From &pound;3 - &pound;20, depending on the activity.</p> <p>*Please contact us – occasionally funding is available for some groups</p>
www.mesc.org.uk

National Association For Environmental Education

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NAEE has, for over fifty years, provided support for educators and education professionals to supply and deliver all aspects of environmental education across all levels of the curriculum. Through our network of related organisations, we can help you find appropriate resources for your educational activities or help you connect with others in order to develop good practice and contribute towards Continued Professional Development.
www.naee.org.uk

National Childrens Bureau Sustainable Lifestyles

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NCB's sustainable lifestyles work focuses on two priority areas: promoting health and well-being through sustainable development and helping children and young people to live sustainably.
http://www.ncb.org.uk/osow

Oxfam Education

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Oxfam Education offers a huge range of ideas, resources and support for developing the global dimension in the classroom and the whole school. All of the resources support Education for Global Citizenship.
www.oxfam.org.uk/education

Rooted Forest School

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A Herefordshire based Forest School, training and outdoor education organisation run by Sam Goddard. We work with children and young people in a range of settings e.g. schools, colleges, nurseries. We have been actively involved in Forest School in Herefordshire for a number of years and are available to work with established groups or those who have little outdoor experience to enhance and develop their outdoor and Forest School provision. Charges: See website
www.rootedforestschool.co.uk

Sustainability and Environmental Education

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Support and encourage educators to help young people live a more sustainable life. We are a hub for bringing together, sharing and enhancing best practice in sustainability and environmental education
http://se-ed.co.uk/edu/

Sustainable Schools Alliance

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The Alliance aims to provide a clear and compelling offer of support to all schools in the country, which will help them to put sustainability at the heart of what they do.
http://sustainable-schools-alliance.org.uk/

The Cart Shed

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The Cart Shed offers opportunities to learn rural skills and gain qualifications through: Coppicing and greenwood crafts; basket making; gardening courses and woodland activities. We work with individuals of all ages and in partnership with schools, colleges and children’s centres. See website for recreational courses or rural skills therapy.
www.thecartshed.co.uk

The Waterworks Museum

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Charges: Vary depending on the course
http://www.waterworksmuseum.org.uk/?module=education

TIDE - Global Learning (Teachers In Development Education)

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TIDE ~ global learning is a teachers' network which supports creative work to meet young people's educational entitlement ~ to understanding the global dimensions, development perspectives and human rights principles which will shape their lives.
www.tidec.org

Welsh Water

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Welsh Water believes in educating our future generations about the environment and has developed a programme of activities for children
www.dwrcymru.com/en/Community/Education.aspx

World Wildlife Fund Learning

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<p>WWF conserves endangered species, protects threatened habitats and addresses global threats. We find long term solutions that benefit both people and nature. Resources and information on a variety of sustainable and environmental topics as for teachers and students.</p>
http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/working_with_schools/