Have you seen FotoDocument's wonderful photos displayed at Brighton Station and thought "I'd love to use some of those images with my pupils"? Now you can!
BHee has been working with FotoDocument to create teachers' resource packs for upper KS2 and KS3, linking to the Literacy, Geography and Citizenship curricula. The packs introduce pupils to the fascinating world of documentary photography as they learn about the environmental issues around Waste, Energy and Global Citizenship.
The primary pack has been trialled in several local schools, where pupils have enjoyed making their own 'photo essays' to showcase their schools' Eco-Schools projects. To see some of their work visit our case studies page.
We are looking for 4 more primary and 2 secondary schools to trial the resources. You will receive a FREE pack, which includes 6 sets of beautiful laminated photos, and a teachers' pack with detailed lesson plans. To take advantage of this great opportunity please
At 8.30pm on 23rd March hundreds of millions of people all over the world will turn off their lights for Earth Hour, focusing the world's attention on our beautiful planet and how we need to protect it. You can raise awareness of this spectacular event by holding an Earth Hour assembly on Friday 22nd, or by asking teachers to watch the 3 minute Earth Hour video with their classes before making a point of witching off all their lights and electrical equipment at the end of the school day.
You could also remind families about Earth Hour in your parents' newsletter, encouraging them to join Brighton's wonderful torch lit parade along the seafront.
Pupils at St Luke's Primary celebrate Earth Hour with their local community each year. On the evening of 23rd March, the school playground will be packed with families enjoying fire jugglers, shadow puppets, a local choir, and a band of talented parents! The school samba band will lead a parade around the local area, spreading the message and encouraging people to turn off their lights. To see photographs of last year's Earth Hour event at St Luke's please see our photo gallery. If your school holds any Earth Hour events please let us know so we can showcase them on our website too!
BHee and Brighton & Hove Healthwalks have come together in celebration of Healthwalks 10th anniversary, to offer schools the opportunity to link their PE and science curriculum by walking to a local greenspace or nature reserve.
Led by a both a Healthwalks and BHee leader, the walk will draw attention to relevant points of interest (whether this be ecological, historical or archaeological etc) as well as raising awareness of the health benefits of walking. Once at the destination, pupils will be able to participate in one of our popular Wildlife Workshops.Contact
for further details.
1st May, 16th July, 17th July 2013 – 3 dates only due to tides!
Discover the incredible marine wildlife exposed in our local rock pools at low tide.
These sessions will be run by BHee officer and the Making Waves officer. They can be combined with Making Waves in-school marine workshops or assemblies – for more details of the Making Waves programme click here.
The rock pools are easily accessible by all local buses running regularly along the seafront. To find out more about bringing your class to the rock pools by bike (it's flat!), please contact
UPDATE MAY 2013: all three dates are now booked. If you would like to bring your class rock pooling next year please contact
BHee and Sustrans are working together to offer schools an exciting new outdoor learning opportunity – Bike to Nature, aiming to:
• increase pupil awareness of local biodiversity and the need for protection of local areas
• give pupils the confidence to cycle along footpaths and bridleways
• improve fitness levels
Pupils will use bikes to travel into the countryside close to their school. If they haven't got one, Sustrans can provide one! Routes chosen will be largely off road and suitable for most ability levels and fitness.
Their destination will be a site chosen specifically for being rich in wildlife. It may be a local park or nature reserve, the South Downs National Park, or the rock pools at Ovingdean. Here pupils will discover more about the local plant and animal species that make the site important. Practical activities may include sweep netting, bug hunts and quadrat surveys. Pupils will also gain an understanding of how the area fits into the local South Downs National Park and what is being done to protect this environment. All activities will age appropriate and support the curriculum – especially SC2, Life & Living Processes.
For further details on the cycling element of the programme, contact
For further details on the wildlife element of the workshop, contact