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BHee newsletter for teachers including information on Earth Hour, new resources and workshops, and eco events coming soon.

Spring is on its way!

Spring is an exciting time to be outside in the natural world -  make the most of it using BHee’s FREE downloadable resources and workshops. 
Our  Wildlife Workshops support the science curriculum and inspire students to find out more about our amazing local wildlife.  We have teamed up with Sustrans and Healthwalks to make getting to local sites by bike or on foot lots of fun.  Further details are below and on our website.
Earth Hour, on Saturday 23rd March, is a great way to raise awareness of our beautiful planet and how we should take action to protect it.  Our website has details to share with your pupils and local community of Earth Hour events in Brighton & Hove, including a great family celebration at St Luke's Primary (see image). 

Enjoy spring, and Happy Earth Hour!
Helen and Katie

New wildlife resources

Find out ‘What’s so special about the habitats and species of Brighton & Hove?’ with two new downloadable PowerPoints.  Click this link and log into the secure area of our website and go to the Curriculum page.

Healthwalks to Nature

Brighton & Hove Healthwalks are 10 years old this year!  As part of their celebrations we’re working together to offer healthy walks that take pupils to local sites teaming with fascinating wildlife. Click here for more details.

Biodiversity Staff Meetings

Do all your colleagues make good use of your school’s outdoor space, wildlife area or school pond? BHee staff meetings will give your staff ideas, confidence and enthusiasm for using your school grounds to support the curriculum.  For further details contact Katie

Brighton's Biosphere bid

Support the Biosphere bid by completing the online consultation, putting any comments relating to schools and the Biosphere in box 5 'other comments?’  And put a link to the consultation in your parents’ newsletter, showing that your Eco-Schools work is part of a bigger picture.

Eco-Schools

11 Brighton & Hove schools fly the prestigious Green Flag and we look forward to more awards before the end of the year.  Contact Helen to discuss your Eco-Schools journey, including advice on completing your Green Flag application form or preparing for an assessment visit. 

One Planet: One Voice Competition

BHee is challenging your pupils to write a song, rap or chant to inspire the people of Brighton & Hove to live more sustainably. See the BHee website for further information.

Bike to Nature

BHee have teamed up with Bike-It Ben to offer schools an exciting NEW outdoor learning opportunity linking two Eco-Schools topics: Transport and Biodiversity.  See our website for more details.

Competition winner

Congratulations to Moulsecoomb Primary, winners of the FotoDocument Fringe Schools competition. We hope their Eco Committee will enjoy spending their prize money! Take a look at the winning photograph, taken by a talented Year 4 pupil, on our website.

Coming up

23rd March
Earth hour. Details of Brighton & Hove events on our website.
17th April
S
eminar on Literacy Learning on the Farm from F.A.C.E. (Farming & Countryside Education)
23rd April
Harvest Schools’ Networking Meeting
at St Mary Magdalene’s School.
20th – 24th May
Walk to School Week
5th June
World Environment Day
20th June
Moulsecoomb Heritage and Environment Festival
3rd July
International School Partnerships, from the 
Brighton Peace and Environment Centre.
16th July
BHee summer twilight, Stanmer Park
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Rock pooling at Ovingdean

1st May, 16th July, 17th July 2013
Explore the incredible marine wildlife exposed in local rock pools at low tide, and extend pupils’ learning by booking FREE school-based marine workshops / assemblies from the Making Waves officer?  For more details see BHee news.

Get walking with the meerkat!

The School Travel and Road Safety teams have a new mascot, Piers the meerkat.  Book NOW to borrow the costume for Walk to School Week or any event related to road safety or active and sustainable travel to school. Contact Delphine Jacq on 01273 291744.

Grants

The Tree Council offers grants to those involving children under 16 in planting trees.
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