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NEWS FEED: Learning

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 […]

Most Asked: Amanda Elmes, Learning, Outreach and Volunteer Lead for the South Downs National Park

March 28th, 2018

I’m a young person looking for volunteer opportunities. What do you have to offer? We want young people to feel that they can make a difference in their National Park and are opening up more volunteer opportunities for young people through the National Citizen Service (NCS) as part of wider work by National Parks UK. […]

Teachers – are you using us enough?

January 8th, 2018

A new term is underway and the Christmas holidays feel like a dream you woke up from too early, but don’t panic. We have a Learning Zone packed full of locally-relevant resources ready for you to use across the entire curriculum. South Downs Education Officer Jonathan Dean shares five ways the National Park can inspire […]

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