Maize maze honours 50 year anniversary of Moon landing with giant astronaut maze

Looking for ideas for fun things to do with your kids during the remaining weeks of the summer holidays? Head for the nearest maize maze for some guaranteed fun and adventure. This year, Lower Ladysden Farm in Kent pays homage to the 50 year anniversary of spacecraft Apollo 11 landing on the moon in 1969 with a special Lunar Landing maze. The maize maze, featuring … Continue reading Maize maze honours 50 year anniversary of Moon landing with giant astronaut maze

Primary school pupils at South Wales school make palm oil-free soap to help save the orangutans

Primary school pupils in South Wales are making palm oil-free soap to sell at an indoor market in an effort to help save the orangutans. Year Five pupils at George Street Primary School in Pontypool, who have been learning about the rainforest and deforestation, chose to make and sell palm oil-free soap as part of a project for Torfaen Enterprise Week. Every year a number … Continue reading Primary school pupils at South Wales school make palm oil-free soap to help save the orangutans

Kids join forces with circular brand, W.R. Yuma, to co-create sunglasses made from river plastic

Sustainable sunglasses brand W.R. Yuma has teamed up with a bunch of kids from Antwerp to “co-create the world’s first sunglasses from river plastic”. The startup, which makes sunglasses from old fridges, car dashboards and PET bottles using 3D printing technology, were keen to collaborate with kids playgroup Stormkop – an experimental playground for children located in an old shipyard near Antwerp – who go … Continue reading Kids join forces with circular brand, W.R. Yuma, to co-create sunglasses made from river plastic

Aberdeen schoolchildren create miniature gardens while learning about sustainability

Aberdeen schoolchildren have been building gardens in cardboard boxes while learning about sustainability. The gardening workshop, held on 30 May as part of the Sustainable Development Goals Conference, offered the chance for pupils and teachers from all over Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to experience creating their own small gardens. The project was led by One Seed Forward – a community growing initiative that encourages schools, community … Continue reading Aberdeen schoolchildren create miniature gardens while learning about sustainability

Mindfulness and meditation trialled in schools in England to support wellbeing

Mindfulness and meditation is a skill that is used throughout one’s life on a daily basis. Now children in schools in England are being taught mindfulness, breathing and relaxation exercises in an effort to teach children about the importance of looking after their mental health. Around 370 schools in England are taking part in the programme where primary and secondary school children will learn a … Continue reading Mindfulness and meditation trialled in schools in England to support wellbeing

Marie Kondo brings KonMari magic to kids and parents in forthcoming children’s story book

Tidying expert Marie Kondo has helped people to transform their cluttered homes into spaces of serenity and harmony. Now the expert is lending a helping hand to parents and children with a children’s story book. Inspired by Marie Kondo’s KonMari method, Kiki and Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship tells the story of two best friends who couldn’t be more different: Kiki is a collector … Continue reading Marie Kondo brings KonMari magic to kids and parents in forthcoming children’s story book

Children’s Garden opens at Kew Gardens helping kids to learn about what plants need to grow

A new Children’s Garden, which provides an interactive space for kids to learn about the elements and everything a plant needs to grow, is opening at Kew Gardens this weekend [Saturday 18 May]. The garden, set in a natural setting the size of 40 tennis courts wrapped around a 200-year-old oak in the centre, is a space for kids aged 2-12 to learn about the … Continue reading Children’s Garden opens at Kew Gardens helping kids to learn about what plants need to grow

VAC Library: Open library becomes learning centre for children in Hanoi to learn about urban farming

An open library-come-city farm-come-kids playground is providing a way for kids in Hanoi, Vietnam to learn about self-sustaining ecosystems and urban farming. VAC Library is a large wooden climbing frame with various cubicles filled with books. The large wooden structure also houses an integrated production system that is designed to teach kids about sustainable food production. It uses solar-powered aquaponics to keep vegetables and koi carp. … Continue reading VAC Library: Open library becomes learning centre for children in Hanoi to learn about urban farming

Edible Schoolyard NYC: Transforming children’s relationship with food through gardening and cooking

Edible Schoolyard NYC is helping to transform children’s relationship with food by implementing a programme that promotes gardening, cooking, and eating together into schools’ everyday curriculums. Through hands-on cooking and gardening education, students are encouraged to make real connections to what they are growing and eating, empowering them to develop healthy habits. Edible Schoolyard NYC partners with public schools in New York City. Its mission … Continue reading Edible Schoolyard NYC: Transforming children’s relationship with food through gardening and cooking

Bookseller gives away free books to children in Italy who bring plastic bottles and cans to recycle

A Southern Italy-based bookseller is encouraging children to read while doing something for the environment by offering free books to those who bring him one plastic bottle and one aluminum can to recycle. Michele Gentile, who founded the Ex Libris Cafe bookshop in Polla, a small town near Salerno, told CNN his goal is to spread passion for books and a love for reading among those … Continue reading Bookseller gives away free books to children in Italy who bring plastic bottles and cans to recycle