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Education Group report back from Open Meeting, Assembly Room, 1.10.07

Steve Korris (convenor) Anna Stopes, Harry Cormack
Long Term Vision

Information & knowledge of how a community can live a low energy existence & be more in tune with natural cycles, to be taught in all schools as part of the regular teaching programme

This would include the knowledge and practical skills of how to put theory into [...]

Citizen Curriculum

I think that the education group should be aware that the newly introduced citizenship curriculum provides a ‘golden opportunity to politicize the environment for young people’ (Andrew Dobson, 2003). Sustainable development is a section within the curriculum and also it encourages community action and involvement with local community groups and projects (step up Transition Town [...]

TTB Shelf and Display in Brixton Library

Brixton Library has kindly offered us a 1m Transition Town Brixton shelf in the REFERENCE SECTION for Peak Oil, Climate Change and Sustainability resources. They have also offered us the Reference Section entrance to ‘launch’ this resource with an exhibition of the material. Additionally we have a large floorstanding display downstairs in the main foyer. [...]

Growing in schools

Rosendale Primary School, Rosendale Road SE24 has half an allotment. They did a wonderful FEAST in 2005 http://www.ashdendirectory.org.uk/featuresView.asp?pageIdentifier=2005930_45415896 http://www.rosendale-primary.lambeth.sch.uk/index_files/page0014.htm The coordinator is learning support worker AndyBeagley[at]hotmail.com
Telferscot School has an allotment run by parent and TTB supporter Victoria Bridges. Help is needed.

Eco Schools

Groundwork Southwark are promoting the Ecoschools in Lambeth. Ecoschools are great. TTB has an excellent video made by WWF about real schools’ experiences of becoming ecoschools. You are welcome to borrow it if you think you could use it to inspire schools. Here is a list of existing Ecoschools in Lambeth.
Visit WWF’s excellent learning site). [...]

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