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Want to take a more balanced approach to risk? Here’s the tool you have been waiting for.


Tim Gill posted on the 12th November:

"Today marks a new phase in the move to a more balanced, thoughtful approach to risk management in children's play and learning, with the launch of a short, easy-to-use assessment tool."

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An LTL film in which Sir David Attenborough explains how schools in England are facing tough decisions to accommodate a sharp rise in pupils.  

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Research: School trips improve weaker pupils' writing

http://news.tes.co.uk/b/news/2014/05/21/school-trips-and-structured-writing-helps-secondary-students-catch-up-with-classmates.aspx A school trip to the zoo could help a struggling pupil to learn how to read or write, according to a new report.

 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/writing-about-my-day-at-the-zoo-can-help-a-childs-literacy-survey-finds-9413381.html It aims to encourage pupils to take ownership of their work and can be used to teach most genres of writing, including narrative writing. Memorable experiences, such as trips to local landmarks or visits from World War II veterans, were used as a focus for writing lessons.
http://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/projects/using-self-regulation-to-improve-writing/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is one of 4 project evaluations just published http://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/projects/projects-a-z/?tile=3&ids=0|531|595|529|530
Not all the others appear to show such strong effects/impact
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http://projectwildthing.com/

Feature film coming out this weekend at a number of cinemas over the UK. More...

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The problem with education? Children aren't feral enough The 10-year-old Londoners I took to Wales were proof that a week in the countryside is worth three months in a classroom

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Welsh Assembly Government is asking for your help to measure the economic value of the outdoor tourism sector. More...