Back to work
13th February 2018
Hi! Its been a while since I posted any news-it doesn't mean life has been uneventful, by any means!
The news is I am back working at Farming and Countryside Education(FACE), which has merged with LEAF...that's Linking Environment and Farming. Hope to be working with teachers soon. Meanwhile my latest book is ready for an illustrator! Watch this space, but hopefully before the year is out it will be ready!
Check out 'Countryside Classroom'
29th October 2015
Countryside Classroom is an initiative of a number of organisations headed by FACE (Farming and Countryside Classroom) to reconnect children with farming, food and nature-things that matter!
Those nice people at Countryside Classroom have linked the Boris literacy lesson plans to their site. Check out the website at www.countrysideclassroom.org.uk
Goat's Cheese book now available!
13th April 2015
My second book-'Goat's Cheese!' is now available from Amazon or Lulu. It is a nice and easy short read and a tale of naughty mice, cheesey obsession and of course- Goats!
I hope you enjoy it. I'm writing some lesson ideas for the book and will be promoting it when and where I can. I'd say the book is great for sharing with older juniors, but could be enjoyed by younger children.Again fantastic illustrations by the talented Mair Perkins. Retailing at about £3.00, it's well worth getting a copy to go alongside your Boris the Lost Badger!
Lectures at Newman University 10th October
13th October 2014
A big 'Thank you' to those in Birmingham who bought Boris Books during the 'Food Farming and Countryside Curriculum' lectures last Friday. Remember you can easily download free lesson resources for KS1 from this site or tesconnect.
Looking forward to meeting up with some of you for our 'farm day' on 25th October.
If anyone else, students, groups, teachers or schools would like to arrange an on farm learning day, do get in touch!
Initial Teacher Training in the Woods
13th October 2014
A great day was had by students from Keele University learning about farms and woodland and of course Boris the Lost Badger! We spent a series of days with students learning about the work of FACE (Farming and Countryside Education) and spent some time looking at creative learning using farms and woodland.
Here students make creative animal dens. We also used clay and other natural materials to make tree boggarts as part of a range of woodland activities. Of course the Boris story fits so well with learning in this setting and we had chance to discuss literacy links.