“Soil means dirt, crops and ploughing a field…”

The theme for Week 3 was ‘Catch and Store Energy.’ The first taught session with the class aimed to explore how natural systems function – specifically in the context of soil ecosystems and trophic pyramids. To begin we introduced the theme of soil, and asked students to think about something they probably hadn’t really thought…

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‘The Earth just looked simply beautiful and awesome’: Further Reflections from the Classroom

We have been back in school working with year 10 Welsh Baccalaureate students this week. On Wednesday Steve and Jemma gave a session based around the theme of ‘Observation.’ Jemma created a worksheet for students to work on as the lesson progressed. First students were asked about progress on their Severn Suzuki-inspired speeches. The class…

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One School One Planet is Moving Forward!

One School One Planet is a groundbreaking educational project, emanating from Llanfyllin in Mid-Wales but with a global outlook. Following the success of our first year (2016-17), we have secured funding from Arwain/LEADER and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development for a further two years of work on the project! The project simply asks…

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“Big Change is Coming” – New Leaflet Launched!

On Saturday afternoon, April 22nd 2017, members of the Llanfyllin Transition Project team and recent Sector39 permaculture graduates from Chester and Reading launched a new leaflet in Llanfyllin in celebration of Earth Day and in solidarity with the global march for climate science. The leaflet gives some basic information about the Paris Climate Agreement, which…

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What is Systems Thinking?

The following is a little snippet of something I am working on for the Llanfyllin Transition Project Handbook: When we think about our position in the world, especially in Western societies, we tend to think of ourselves as somehow separate and distinct from nature. We live our lives in a human-made bubble. This idea is…

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