Lockdown Learning Links

Educating the youth of today to protect the planet of tomorrow.

Are you looking for inspiring, smart, practical ideas to support lockdown learning relating to ‘The Environment’?

We have put together a selection of interesting links to materials, activities and videos that maybe useful to families who are homeschooling at the moment.

Forestry and the Paper Industry:  ‘Meet Russell the Spruce’

What is paper?:  https://paper.org.uk/CPI/Content/Schools/Kid-zone/What-is-paper.aspx

Where does paper come from?:  https://paper.org.uk/CPI/Content/Schools/Kid-zone/Where-does-paper-come-from.aspx

How is paper made? (15 min video):  https://youtu.be/E4C3X26dxbM

Paper & Print Myths & Facts:  https://twosides.info/resources/Two-Sides_Myths-and-Facts.pdf

PaperWorks (KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4 learning):  https://www.paperworks.school/

Paper Made from Fruit and Nuts (6 min videos):  https://www.favini.com/gs/en/fine-papers/crush/multimedia/

#LovePaper Creations:  https://lovepaper.org/love-paper-creations-launched-during-lock-down/

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Education Resources:  https://www.fsc-uk.org/en-uk/get-involved/teachers/education

Carbon Trust – Energy efficiency and carbon saving advice for schools: https://www.carbontrust.com/resources/guides/sector-based-advice/schools/

National Geographic Kids:  https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/geography/general-geography/what-is-climate-change/

BBC Bitesize KS1 – Habitats and the Environment:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv

BBC Bitesize KS2 – Humans and the Environment:   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zp22pv4

Your Planet the latest news:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52653333

Blue Peter Green Badge:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/bp-how-to-get-a-green-badge

Online Treasure Hunt:  https://eco-schools.saferoutestoschools.com/surrey-eco-schools-learning-platform/

RSPB Fun Learning:  https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-families/family-wild-challenge/activities/?WildChallenge=44&WildChallenge=45

BBC Science:  https://www.bbc.com/teach/terrific-scientific

The Environment from Twinkl: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/keystage2-ks2/ks2-topics/ks2-the-environment

The Scout Association Badges and Awards:  https://members.scouts.org.uk/supportresources/search/?cat=11,18

Welcome to The Great Indoors:  https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

Girlguiding Badges and Activities  https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/what-we-do/our-badges-and-activities/

  • Rainbows Recycling Badge
  • Brownies – Take Action Badge
  • Brownies – Environment Badge
  • Girl Guiding – Plastic Free Planet Challenge Badge

An International Student’s Guide to UK University (COVID-19):  https://universityguide.org.uk/#covid

The guide covers important topics such as:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on young people’s mental wellbeing and the education sector’s framework to emerge from lockdown safely.
  • Advice for students studying in the UK, Coronavirus FAQs, what to expect, and how the new academic year might look like.
  • Links to sources of up-to-date guidance and support for international students.
  • Other useful information for students moving to the UK to study.

FutureLearn: ‘Climate Change: Solutions’ course:  futurelearn.com/courses/climate-change-the-solutions

Online learning courses created by experts from leading universities and organisations. On this course, learners will explore solutions to this global challenge, including mitigation, adaptation and geo-engineering, which can help avoid the most dangerous climate changes.

How students can get ahead post-Covid:  https://myurbanjungle.com/explore/blog/how-students-can-get-ahead-post-covid/

Life has not been easy for students in 2020 and many are concerned or uncertain about what the future holds for them. Here, we bring together advice from employers and entrepreneurs on the best ways to succeed in work and business after an unpredictable year.


There maybe more links that we find along the way that we will add, so watch this space for more info.

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