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Download free resources for exciting activities that encourage Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils to discover, explore and investigate their local environment at www.migaproject.eu

FSC Epping Forest Field Centre is currently a partner in an exciting joint European project aimed at bridging the gap between school and real life with reference to education for sustainability.

The Mind the Gap project has now launched its website offering free teaching resources for primary and secondary school teachers. This innovative project explores sustainability issues and encourages children to link scenarios to their own lives and communities.

Targeting schools across Europe, the scheme is being led by the environmental education charity Field Studies Council (FSC) in partnership with recognised experts in environmental education from Holland, Hungary and Bulgaria.

A special offer is available for those who get online and try out the Mind the Gap resources. If you provide us with feedback on the activities you will be sent a free copy of The Curious Mind of Young Darwin, an FSC-produced book packed with hints and tips for young naturalists to explore the outdoors.

Mind the Gap activities consider local transport, food, consumption, buildings and society issues. Aimed at children aged between 8 and 12, they support many school subjects including science, geography, biology, ICT, mathematics and citizenship. A teacher recently commented on the resources saying: “They are FAB!”.

The materials can be downloaded or used online, and quick and easy to use Teacher Notes and Supporting Information help teachers to make the most of them.

Informal training sessions in the south east may also be available for teachers who are interested in taking part. If you would like to find out about these opportunities please e-mail your details to [email protected]

To find out more about the project and the Mind the Gap resources available please visit www.migaproject.eu or contact Anneke or James on 020 8502 8500 or by email as above.

Thursday, October 6, 2011