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A to Z of South Downs to be captured in poetry

March 15th, 2016

The rich heritage of the South Downs National Park is to be celebrated in an alphabet of poems created by local communities, thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This celebration of Sussex heritage and the establishment of the UK’s newest national park is inspired by the work of writer, Eleanor Farjeon, who wrote […]

Teachers invited to use the South Downs National Park and ‘get dirty’ in 2016

January 12th, 2016

Using sheep to teach maths and science, managing challenging behaviour outside the classroom, and teaching tourism in the most visited national park in the UK will be just some of the highlights of the Our South Downs Teachers Conference on 13 April 2016. The event, now in its fourth year, is packed with inspiration for […]

On the third day of Christmas…

December 15th, 2015

What’s that screeching into view for day three of our Twelve Days of The South Downs? Chasing away the French hens, it’s the hen harrier! One of the UK’s scarcest breeding birds of prey they are recorded each year in the National Park over winter but are usually single birds that don’t stay in one […]

On the first day of Christmas…

December 11th, 2015

To celebrate Christmas in the South Downs National Park, join us for a journey of the #12DaysofSouthDowns! On the first day of Christmas, the South Downs National Park is giving you story of the grey partridge. The grey partridge is native to Britain and actually a ground bird so you’ll never really catch it in […]

Students shine at South Downs research conference

July 10th, 2015

The challenge of counting bumblebees, how to date river mud using the fallout from 20th century atomic bomb testing and the power of the British postal system at the turn of the 19th century – three hours for a letter to travel from Brighton to London. These are just some of the things discussed at the […]

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