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Dr Jane Goodall wows audiences at Winchester College

On Tuesday 12thMarch, Winchester College’s Natural History Society welcomed Dr Jane Goodall, for the annual Duncan Stewart Lecture where she addressed an audience of more than 450 people. During her visit, Jane joined 14 local primary and secondary schools, as well as three local conservation charities for afternoon tea. Dr Tim Hands, Headmaster at Winchester […]

Student Engagement at Wellington College Symposium

In the 9th Beyond COP21 Symposium at Wellington College, over 600 students from 4 schools took part, as well as 20 organisations running workshops and exhibiting throughout the day. The College was honoured to have Her Excellency Guisell Morales, the Nicaraguan Ambassador to the UK, attend as a guest speaker, sharing the initiatives and insights into […]

A grand salute to our Princess Diana award winner – Chloe Bonner

Chloe Bonner from Accrington St Christopher’s Church of England High School swiped the Most Outstanding Individual Award last year at the Roots & Shoots Awards! And this year, she has been nominated a Diana AwardHolder. The Diana Award is the only charity set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales and her belief that young […]

Featured Project – The Hedgehog Friendly Town – Kyra and Sophie

Raising awareness is challenging and takes time, but for these two 14 years old girls nothing stands in their way! Their love for hedgehogs has inspired so many and have saved the lives of hundreds of these adorable spiky creatures! This is how Kyra and Sophie turned their town hedgehog friendly: –  We each set […]

Featured Individual: Amelia Litherland

Our 2019 Most Outstanding Individual Award Winner. Amelia Litherland has been an animal lover since she was young, saving any injured or distressed wildlife. Even feeding an injured magpie at school, when no sanctuary would take it. She eventually found one and persuaded a teacher to drive over 20 miles to help it! She has […]

Joining our new partner, Montessori, at the Chelsea Flower Show

The largest representative of Montessori education in the UK, Montessori St Nicholas has teamed up with designer Jody Lidgard, to create a Space to Grow show-garden at the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The design of the Montessori Centenary Childrens’ Garden is intended to act as a metaphor for the emphasis Montessori schools give to placing […]

Roseacres Primary School’s amazing bake sale sponsors tree planting in Burundi

Roseacres Primary School held a bake sale on the 12thMarch to raise money for adopting chimpanzees and planting trees in Burundi. After learning about Dr Jane Goodall and the work she does for chimpanzees, the children in Year 3 – 5 decided that they wanted to raise money for them and chose to organise a […]