Stories that we think you’ll find interesting and inspiring

Win a Family holiday in Borneo

Posted on July 5th, 2018 by Chief Agent Marcheva

We are delighted to share a wonderful opportunity with you.

Our partners at National Geographic Kids Magazine are encouraging you to get creative and win some amazing prizes!

Ready to win a trip of a lifetime?

Well, if you love taking photos, this is the competition for you!

It’s time to get snappy……

Fascinating foxgloves

Posted on June 22nd, 2018 by Aoife Glass

If you’ve been out wandering in the woods or countryside, the chances are you’ve spotted the tall, colourful foxglove which is in bloom in the warm months of June and July.

These flowers aren’t just beautiful to look at, they’re also a source of food for many species and the original source …

Stag Beetle-ing about

Posted on June 5th, 2018 by Aoife Glass

Around May to August is when the Stag Beetles come out.

The UK’s largest species of beetle, they are rare to the point of being endangered with very few left in most parts of the UK. In other countries in Europe, they’ve become extinct in the wild.

You can’t miss a Stag Beetle. …

Let the Earth be your Classroom

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 by Chief Agent Marcheva

Looking for a great way to get your students active, inspired by and connected to nature?

Thanks to our wonderful partnership with Earthwatch, we can help you make that happen!

Book now on an Earthwatch Teach Earth team – get to play in the woods for a weekend; enjoy sharing stories and …

How to use your weekly shop to do good

Posted on April 5th, 2018 by Aoife Glass

Often, when we want to help a good cause, we’ll donate money to a charity or a fund or collection. This is important; it helps these organisations do their work and make a big difference. But it’s not the only way you can use your money to help. We spend …

Simple everyday water-saving ideas

Posted on March 29th, 2018 by Aoife Glass

It’s easy to take water for granted. Turn on the tap and you get a seemingly endless supply splashing into the sink, pop to the seaside and there is literally oceans of the stuff and of course, in the UK it always seems like gallons of the stuff is falling …

How to be a journalist

Posted on March 26th, 2018 by Aoife Glass

Journalists and reporters are important. They are people whose job it is to investigate stories, uncover the truth, find out what’s going on (both good and bad!) and then share that information with the general public. The media, which includes newspapers, television, social media, magazines, radio, websites and more, rely …

Why disposable coffee cups are a problem

Posted on March 11th, 2018 by Aoife Glass

If you like to grab yourself a coffee on the go, you’ll probably have heard about the campaign against so-called disposable cups.

2.5 billion coffee cups are used and thrown away each year in the UK and this is a very big problem. Firstly, they represent an awful lot of energy and …

Last chance to apply! Now more wildflowers…

Posted on March 7th, 2018 by Chief Agent Marcheva

Bring colour and wildlife to your school with free wildflower seeds
We’ve teamed with Grow Wild to help change lives and transform spaces with UK native wildflowers.
Apply today to receive your (even larger) free kit to transform an urban space …

Helping people in the cold and snow

Posted on March 7th, 2018 by Aoife Glass

Snow can mean different things to different people.

For lots of us, it can be a good thing. If covers the ground, turning everything magical and white. It can mean that schools are closed so there’s an extra day to play outside and have fun, building snowmen. It can mean time to …

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