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Teacher training on the beach

June 24, 2014
Author: Guest

By Sam Kendall, School Programme Manager It was a tough gig, but someone had to do it… In glorious sunshine, on Polzeath Beach in North Cornwall, whilst a pod of dolphins leapt around the bay, Eden’s Schools Team ran a ‘Teach on the Beach’ session for around 20 teachers and educators from across the South [...]

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How to make your own origami sycamore seed

February 20, 2014
Author: Beth Flood-Fairlamb

At our Freaky Nature event this half term (15–28 February 2013), you can explore the weird and wonderful world of plants, with a special focus on flying seeds. This origami sycamore seed model mimics the way a sycamore seed twists and turns as it falls through the air! Now you can make your own origami [...]

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Gifts for kids: our top 10 bug-themed educational toys

May 24, 2013
Author: Hannah

At our Freaky Nature with Bugs event this half-term (28 May – 2 June 2013), get the low down on the good, the bad and the ugly of the bug world; discover which bugs are plant-friendly and which definitely aren’t! With long summer days on the horizon, get the kids playing outdoors with these educational [...]

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Training day gets teachers out of the classroom

April 18, 2013
Author: Hannah

Our Education Team has just had a great day running a teacher training session at Bosvigo Primary school in Truro, Cornwall, where 22 members of staff turned up a day early for the beginning of term for a very unusual mission…. ….to explore a new planet (the playground) on a perilous space mission led by [...]

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How to animate: stop-motion tips from Aardman

February 20, 2013
Author: Hannah

Learn how to make your own stop-motion animation with these tips from the Aardman team, those clever people behind the likes of Shaun the Sheep, Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit. Follow these simple steps, add a good dose of imagination and patience, and you can create a short model animation in which your characters [...]

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Outdoor learning teacher training sows seeds in schools across the country

January 22, 2013
Author: Hannah

Teachers always tell us that they leave our teacher training days fired up with all sorts of outdoor learning ideas to take home and try with their own classes across the country. So we decided it was time to catch up with them and find out just what exciting things they’ve been up to since [...]

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Bake your own vegetable garden cake

December 10, 2012
Author: admin

As it’s been raining cats and dogs recently, we’ve been busy staying in and baking. Keen to share our sweet treats, we proudly brought this allotment cake into the Eden office, where it wasn’t very long before a hungry mob of horticulturists came over to closely inspect the quality of our carrots, tomatoes and peas! [...]

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Fun things to do with trees

November 30, 2012
Author: Hannah

It’s National Tree Week, so why not try these simple outdoor activities in school, or with your own family, to get kids learning through trees? The tree activities touch on art, science and maths – and they’re fun. Activity 1: Bark rubbing Even when trees have no leaves, you can still enjoy their shape and [...]

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Teachers mustn’t forget to play

September 11, 2012
Author: Guest

Bran Howell, from Eden’s Education team, tells us why it’s just as important for teachers to play outdoors as it is for kids. We all bang on about the benefits of outdoor learning for young people. It’s covered in the national press, in academic papers, and is a favourite of old hippies like me. But [...]

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Summer nights with live music, food and street theatre

August 13, 2012
Author: admin

Whatever the weather, our late nights are the perfect time to enjoy a relaxing stroll through the rainforest, a wine in the Mediterranean biome or live music in our beautiful gardens. Our ever-popular barbecues are back with delicious grilled dishes served from 4pm. We also provide picnic blankets so you can enjoy your food from [...]

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