BOLD in brief

How can teachers encourage children to think consciously about their impact on the world around them? On BOLD in July, contributors discovered what teachers are doing to help children develop ‘green life skills’, and looked at the evidence around forest school.
BOLD in brief
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Climate change can be an overwhelming concept for young people. But perhaps it can be made easier to understand and relate to by demonstrating local impacts and showing students how young people all over the world are dealing with similar issues. In episode three of series two of our podcast Teachers’ Voices, Nina Alonso explores how teachers can raise awareness among their students and provide them with the support they need. Listen to the episode here. 

Forest school takes children’s learning out of the classroom and into the natural environment. The hope is that these activities will develop children’s knowledge of and relationship to the natural world, says Kathryn Bates. The initial evidence is promising, Bates says, but further research is required to establish the impact on a larger scale, and to find ways to provide more equitable access to forest school programmes. Read the article here. 

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