Greenest School in Camden

This week – for the second year in a row – we were voted Greenest School in Camden at an awards ceremony at City Hall. Well done Rhyl!

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Visit to Apiary

Here at Rhyl Primary, we are honing our beekeeping skills. Last week a small group visited Gillespie Park Ecology Centre as part of workshop organised by the amazing The Garden Classroom. The children loved their visit, which involved watching the queen bee laying eggs and making their own beeswax candles .

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Chef Loves our Herb Garden

We had a brilliant visit this week from Chef Lionel Strub from The Clarendon Hotel in Yorkshire, courtesy of the Adopt A Chef scheme for schools. He picked herbs from our garden to use in the quiches he made with Year 4.

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Pictures from a Great Day

The Outdoor Learning Conference was a joy this year: new trainers (to mix things up a little) and a truly positive, inspiring atmosphere. Thank you to everyone who attended. Here are some images and links:

Rhyl Kitchen Classroom

Natural Connections 

Learning Through Landscapes

The Garden Classroom

Sustainable Learning

South West Outdoors Group 

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26th April – Outdoor Learning Conference 2017

Fancy a brilliant day of workshops on topics around outdoor learning, food education and school gardening?

We have just set a date for our 4th Outdoor Learning Conference – Wednesday April 26th, 9:30-3pm. This inspiring event has been a sell-out for the last three years. For 2017, we are mixing it up a bit – including content on Forest School and a guest appearance from the leaders of the Natural Connections Project, the biggest ever research project in the UK looking at the benefits of outdoor learning. Other guests include Learning Through Landscapes and The Garden Classroom.

We are finalising the workshop programme but these will include inspiring maths and writing outdoors, early years gardening, garden design, grow to sell, embedding in the school curriculum etc.

The price is only £60, including lunch and pizza from our wood fired oven. The school band will serenade attendees during the break. Any profits to the Rhyl Kitchen Classroom project.

To reserve your place, please email: admin@rhylprim.camden.sch.uk or telephone: 020 7485 4899.

Feedback from previous years:

“Really inspiring and helpful. Lovely and passionate facilitators and teachers.” Halstow School

“… it was exceptional value.” Gillespie Primary

“Thanks for fantastic day.” Lancs Primary

 

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Are we at turning point for outdoor learning?

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Science Week – Outdoor Learning

Just finished Science Week, with a chilly Thursday spent outdoors. Lots of classification, drawing and experiments! img_3737

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