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NEWS FEED: Learning

Heathlands inspired stone carving workshops

July 12th, 2018

Local community groups and schools have been invited to take part in free stone carving workshops with Graeme Mitcheson, the appointed artist for the Heathlands Reunited project. Graeme will be creating works linking seven heathland sites in the South Downs National Park and has been commissioned to create the seven pieces as part of the […]

Primary school pupils take part in John Muir Award

June 19th, 2018

Pupils at Bury CE Primary School spent four days discovering, exploring, conserving and sharing their experiences of heathland in the South Downs National Park during the Spring Term. Two trips, funded by the Heathlands Reunited project, allowed pupils to explore two heathland sites near their school. Discover: The journey started in January, in Bury Schools […]

More disadvantaged school children will be supported to experience South Downs in 2018

April 23rd, 2018

One thousand more children from low income families could get the chance to experience learning outside the classroom in the South Downs National Park this year thanks to a £5,000 donation to the new South Downs National Park Trust charity from Sussex Community Foundation and Brighton Rock Fund. Each year the South Downs school travel […]

Teachers venture beyond the classroom

April 6th, 2018

It’s a sunny afternoon in early spring and a group of teachers are crouched in a circle looking for signs of dragons. Nearby another group are learning to recognise a tree while blindfolded and in the valley below a third group are stamping on the ground to charm worms. If the laughter is anything to […]

Rare first edition presented to the South Downs National Park

March 29th, 2018

A rare first edition of Eleanor Farjeon’s A Sussex Alphabet, one of only 202 published in 1939, was presented to the National Park Authority on 22 March as the culmination of an inspiring project called the South Downs Alphabet. The book was generously given by Dr Peter Robinson of The Write House. The South Downs […]

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