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CPD Session 23/2/16 - Improving School Grounds for Outdoor Learning run by Tom Simpson, as part of the Wild About Worthing Project with Sussex Wildlife Trust

Tue 23 Feb 2016

**CPD Session update**

Many thanks for Tom Simpson for attending Worthing High School to deliver a CPD session for the E.Y.E. Project. It was great to see some familiar faces from Worthing schools as well as some new faces, and we were delighted to welcome schools from the far west and far north of the county of West Sussex.

Tom demonstrated how to use tools such as loppers and saws safely with children, and demonstrated the importance of eye contact and communication with pupils throughout the process. Tom explained how to build log piles and reptile hibernacula's to attract wildlife into the school grounds, along with methods of establishing what wildlife there is within the school grounds. Tom showed delegates how to build and use a hedgehog tunnel. Delegates actively made stakes to secure log piles and a bird feeder from tree branches. 




This CPD session is for Teachers from Worthing & Adur area schools. The sessions are open to member and non-member school staff. 

Next CPD Session will be on 23rd February 2016 (4-5.30pm) at Worthing High School

Subject:- Improving School Grounds for Outdoor Learning

Workshop Leader: Tom Simpson - Wild About Worthing Project/Sussex Wildlife Trust

Tom Simpson from the Sussex Wildlife Trust’s ‘Wild about Worthing’ Project will demonstrate and discuss easy ways in which teachers can create habitats for wildlife on site to create a better resource for teaching outside of the class room. He may cover building bird boxes, beetle banks, bug hotels, reptile hibernacula, hedgehog homes; how to build them, where to find materials and the best places to put them. How to identify, survey and record wildlife with groups of children. He will pull together some online and hard copy resources to signpost to teachers for future activities they may want to run in school.

These sessions are part of the Worthing and Adur E.Y.E. Project CPD taster sessions to help you deliver targets in the national curriculum. IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF E.Y.E. your place is free. The sessions are open to Member and Non Member Schools. 

Member schools should not book via EPD as your space is free - please send an email to (link sends e-mail) to book your place.

Non-members can either book by EPD Credits (8) (link is external), or pay by cheque (£10) payable to Worthing & Adur E.Y.E. Project. Please email (link sends e-mail) if you wish to book and pay by cheque.


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