How Green Are (Y)our Grounds?
15 November 2023
Gain skills and confidence to support your pupils as they find out about the wildlife living in the school grounds
How Green Are (Y)our Grounds is a free teacher CPD opportunity with the Great North Museum: Hancock, as part of Explore: Urban Nature, a national project to engage with the nature around us in towns and cities.
You'll gain skills and confidence to support your pupils as they find out about the wildlife living in the school grounds. The Great North Museum: Hancock learning team can offer this to a full school staff, a range of teachers from a trust or other groups at a time that works for you.
A minimum of five teachers is needed to run a bespoke session or you can book onto programmed sessions. The project is aimed at pupils from KS1, KS2 and KS3 and is very suitable for special schools or alternative settings as well as mainstream.
- Share and overcome your worries about working outside
- Try out different survey techniques and ways of engaging pupils
- Integrate working scientifically, try out some citizen science, try out nature art
- Learn to use apps and spotter sheets to support identification
- Find out about local organisations who can support your work
- Find out about equipment which you can borrow from the museum to use in school.
The teacher CPD can be followed up with free workshops for your pupils at the Great North Museum: Hancock and free outreach to your school during summer term. You can also loan equipment to support your work.
The Great North Museum: Hancock learning team can organise this CPD to meet your needs in a variety of ways:
- Come to the Great North Museum: Hancock for a twilight session or an inset training day
- The learning team can come to your setting for a twilight setting or as part of an inset training day
- Enhance the in-person time with an additional online session if you wish
- Book onto the CPD sessions on Wednesday 6 March (online) and Wednesday 20 March (in person at the Great North Museum: Hancock)
Please contact email@example.com to find out more or organise a session.