Halloween is getting increasingly popular in the UK and an estimated 10 million pumpkins are being grown for carving. Unfortunately half of these pumpkins end on landfills on the 1st November without their flesh cooked or at least being composted. This year we wanted the children to experience how pumpkins can be given back to […]
We love getting our hands dirty so this autumn we decided to do it together. A group member has already rented an allotment and this is where we will grow produce together. We want the children to learn to love the soil, to see the magic of a plant growing out of a tiny seed, […]
Following our trip to the Gillmoss Recycling Discovery Centre we decided to focus on the rubbish that doesn’t get recycled as this amounts to over half of the households’ waste. We learnt that some councils get the waste incinerated to create energy, however the borough we live in unfortunately just sends this waste to a […]
The average household in the UK produces more than a shocking tonne of waste every year. Put together, this comes to a total of 25 million tonnes per year (data from 2014)*, equivalent to the weight of three million double-decker buses, a queue of which would go around the world two. Four fifth of this amount is produced in […]
4.5 billion people don’t have access to a safe toilet. 892 million people practise open defecation. 1.8 billion people use water that can be contaminated with faces. Us, living in developed countries are privileged in so many ways we don’t even think about. To help the children acknowledge this, we set up an activity for […]
Who doesn’t like watching wild birds in their garden?! As winter drew closer we wanted to help birds prepare for the months of lack of food. On a November Monday we bought some simple items such as: – paper cups – string – seeds (sunflower and mixed) and mealworms – block of lard We talked […]
For the last few decades there has been a pollinator crisis all around the world. Bees and other insects, crucial for pollinating crops grown for human consumption are disappearing alarmingly fast. The underlying reasons are complex but the two major causes are habitat loss due to climate change and pesticide use. Both of these prevent […]
Wirral Home Educators in joined Roots & Shoots: Mission Possible today. You can see where Wirral Home Educators is on a map and read about their local environment here.