Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in independent education

March issue of Independent Education Today is now available

From choosing uniforms to sustainability in schools, the latest issue of our independent school magazine is here

Posted by Lucinda Reid | February 16, 2017 | Events

The Green Issue

Recently I attended a conference where there was a discussion about the importance of schools embracing the outdoors. One speaker mentioned a school in London that had creatively built a bespoke outdoor area on a roof-top terrace, as they wanted to illustrate that school children in the city could still enjoy the outdoors.

Undoubtedly, the outdoors is a key part of a child’s development and now more than ever, it is important that schools incorporate it into the curriculum.

READ THE LATEST ISSUE ONLINE

In this issue, our special report features a selection of independent schools who are doing just that, as on page 15-18 there is evidence of pupils actively taking care of their environment. It is a fantastic read and really highlights that independent schools are at the forefront of a green revolution. Taking things indoors, we have some brilliant insight about creating memorable assemblies on page 11-13 and Gregg Davies, Headmaster of Shiplake College, explains why he has banned mobile phones in the college on page 43.

Finally, Richard Cairns, Headmaster at Brighton College, writes about his decision to remove uniform gender labels on page 49. This is part of our uniform special and it is an excellent example of how independent schools are determined to put their pupils’ welfare first.

READ THE LATEST ISSUE ONLINE

I hope you enjoy this issue and if you have a story to share, please email me at: lucinda.reid@wildfirecomms.co.uk

Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in independent education

Related stories

Renewables - a minor tragedy in the making?

The green school of today

How to turn your school into a unique learning resource

Recycling modular buildings

Money management

January/February issue of Independent Education Today is out now!

Bosch's heating solution for world's 6th oldest school

St Mary's students help the community go green

December issue of Independent Education Today is out now!

Sodexo expands waste prevention scheme

Market place - view all

Raging Bull

Rugby heritage clothing brand; brought to you by Rugby Legend Phil ...

Fujitsu

Fujitsu provide information technology solutions for businesses inc...

Tamlite Lighting

Tamlite Lighting was founded in 1967 at Telford in Shropshire and t...

Squad kit

doOur sportswear products have been developed in close cooperation...

Student COM

UK supplier, designer and installer of network cabling solutions. ...

Total play

From design and installation to maintenance and refurbishment, tota...