Archive for June, 2015

Winter 2015 edition now online

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Winter 2015 edition now online

All articles from the Winter, 2015 edition reproduced online.

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“Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life” – the Charlotte Mason method at Ambleside School of Hout Bay

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“Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life” – the Charlotte Mason method at Ambleside School of Hout Bay

At Ambleside School of Hout Bay in Cape Town in the Western Cape, we embrace an educational philosophy that takes the very nature of the child into consideration.

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The tragedy of trees

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The tragedy of trees

Fervent environmentalists are often derogatively called ‘treehuggers’. However, in a climate-conscious age, if your school is searching for some way to save the planet, you could do worse than cuddle up to a green giant. It’s a pretty splendid experience.

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Young American activists agitated

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Young American activists agitated

Young Americans are collaborating in increasing numbers to force government action on climate change.

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Lighting up loos all over

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Lighting up loos all over

At no other time in human history have there been more refugee camps around the world. So-called ‘slums’ also abound in countless countries and still, in millions of schools, children and staff have no access to basic amenities.

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The greenest school on earth

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The greenest school on earth

The Global Coalition for Green Schools, an initiative run by the Centre for Green Schools, part of the US Green Building Council based in Washington, DC in the US, has announced that Dunbarton High School in Ontario, Canada is the 2015 ‘Greenest School on Earth’.

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Telling the truth in textbooks

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Telling the truth in textbooks

Truth in Textbooks (TIT), a conservative Texas coalition, is hot under the collar about the way climate change is explained in certain state school textbooks.

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Exploring eco-art education in elementary classrooms

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Exploring eco-art education in elementary classrooms

As an educator focused on teacher training, I share Hicks and Kings’1 belief in the importance of using ‘new artistic visions’ to develop humans’ means of living more responsibly on this planet.

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Opening more than a can of worms at Wellington

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Opening more than a can of worms at Wellington

Wellington Preparatory School is situated on a working farm, Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate1 in the Western Cape, which provides wonderful opportunities for the learners to experience the wonders of nature around them.

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Save the Frog Day: the ecoprogramme at Cowan House

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Save the Frog Day: the ecoprogramme at Cowan House

With a property situated alongside the Winterskloof natural rainforest in Hilton in KwaZulu-Natal, it is no wonder that Cowan House Co-educational Preparatory School students can experience worms, wood owls and a wetland in one day – as well as frogs.

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Global internet access in 2015

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Global internet access in 2015

Four-and-a-half billion. That’s the estimated number of people on the planet who have never been online.

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