Make learning fun in the great outdoors
8th February 2011
Parks and green spaces provide the ideal location for teachers to take learning out of the
classroom and into the great outdoors.
With more than 1,200 parks and green spaces holding a Green Flag Award in the UK, teachers
have a vast range of choice when it comes to finding a park near their school.
The Green Flag Award Scheme recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the country meaning pupils can learn in
country’s finest environments.
Biodiversity is the ideal subject for teachers to tackle in parks so why not take part in the Pod’s Bug Month which
is taking place 1st–31st March.
By joining Bug Month, pupils can build a Bug Hotel and take part in a Bug Hunt activity – and parks are the ideal
place to search for your favourite insects!
To get involved, teachers need to join the Pod, an interactive website for teachers that offers free lesson plans,
activities, games and information all with cross curricular links.
The Pod is endorsed by Eco-Schools which is managed by Keep Britain Tidy. Completing any activity on website helps
with a school’s application for a bronze, silver and green flag Eco-Schools award.
By starting the Bug Hotel activity and taking part in Bug Month, you can get your whole school interested in
biodiversity and it could win one of a series of prizes* available from the Pod.
There are 1,200 Bug Month packs available which will be sent out to the first 1,200 schools that register to take