In the summer of 2020 we were in the early planning stages for our outdoor classroom and so we weren’t able to confirm our exact plans for the trees until we knew what space we would have left in the back garden. Our classroom is now up and in use by the children which is […]
Hollycombe is set in the rolling Sussex downs so is already very rural but would love to plant some more trees in the back field area where the children play. The school is in discussions with a parent who is a horticulturalist about which type of trees would be best to plant. Hollycombe is also having […]
27th January 2020 Following on from learning about the Australian bushfires at the beginning of term and the devastation they have, and are still causing, all of which has been exacerbated by the effects of global warming, last week I led an after school club on the importance of trees in helping to combat climate […]
The children at Hollycombe Primary School began term in January 2020 thinking about the continued devastating effects of the Australian bushfires as they’re just so tragic. One billion animals species – mammals, birds and reptiles – have died since the wildfires began in September 2019, along with 28 people at last count and 2,000 homes, […]
Did you know that half of the Great Barrier Reef has died since 2016 as a result of coral bleaching and ocean acidification (https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/04/19/half-of-the-great-barrier-reef-coral-has-died-since-2016/#4d8791c45f9f)? That’s pretty scary isn’t it. As such I thought it would be interesting for the children to look into this for an after school club. They loved seeing and learning about […]
In the middle of September last year, I began running an after school club at Hollycombe Primary, a beautiful country school where the children spend a lot of time outdoors and love to create. Thinking about where we – human beings – have come from, our conservation art workshops commenced by drawing our closest living relatives; […]
Hollycombe Primary School in Liphook, Hampshire joined Roots & Shoots: Mission Possible today. You can see where Hollycombe Primary School is on a map and read about their local environment here.