La Vallette Challenge - Ongoing from 2015 and continuing into March 2016 proved very popular with volunteers
Workshops attended by Acorn House/12th Beaver Group/Carers Caring Together/Vauvert School/Monkey Puzzle/Hautes Capelles School/Rainbows
Presentation To La Houguette School of the first bay tree Laurus Nobilis 'Guernsey Girl' - December 2015
La Vallette Challenge - November 2015
Launch of Laurus Nobilis 'Guernsey Girl' - November 2015
Open Day - 4th October 2015
Tiny Tots Wiggly Worms & Mini Beasts Workshops - September 2015
Workshops Attended By Forest School/St. Sampson's Brownies/La Houguette School/Wigwam/ADHD/Autism Special Needs Support Groups/Vauvert School/La Mare de Carteret Primary School
Launch of The Ogren Plant Allergy Scale (OPALS) - May 2015
Tiny Tots Wiggly Worms & Mini Beasts Workshops - April 2015
Queux Manor Voted
"Best Christmas Light Display In Guernsey Judges Choice"
Sponsored By La Fratenelle & Supported By Island FM
Prize of £1,000.00 donated to Green Legacy Guernsey
Tiny Tots Wiggly Worms and Mini Beasts Children's Workshop
WEDNESDAY APRIL 30TH 2014
SESSION 1 10.00 A.M. To 10.45 A.M. -
SESSION 2 11.00 A.M. TO 11.45 A.M. - PLEASE BOOK EARLY THROUGH QUEUX PLANT CENTRE TO AVIOD DISAPPOINTMENT - TEL. 256762
WORKSHOPS TO BE HELD AT QUEUX PLANT CENTRE, LA RUE DU PREEL, CASTEL
COST £5.00 PER CHILD WHICH INCLUDES BASKET AND SEEDS TO TAKE HOME
PROCEEDS TO GO TO GREEN LEGACY GUERNSEY OF WHICH 100% IS USED TO PURCHASE ALLERGY-FRIENDLY NATIVE SHRUBS, TREES AND SPONSORING LOtC PRACTITIONERS TO TEACH THE TEACHERS HOW TO TEACH THE CURRICULUM OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
Almost 200 Adults And Children Aged 0 To 4 Years Attended The 2014 Tiny Tots Wiggly Worms Workshop
On going Living Streets project - first phase to be completed by end of February. A massive team effort including Living Streets volunteers, Andrew Male, Joanne De La Mare, Carl Bisson, Tom Le Pelley, Pat Wisher and Ken Wheeler. JLT Insurance Management (Gsy) Ltd employee Joan Ozanne. Duke of Edinburgh students from St. Sampsons High School and students from Le Murier, also Community Service Scheme.
Living Streets sponsorship provided by Tony Creasey and is funded through the 5p charge on plastic bags at Marks & Spencer with additional funding from Green Legacy Guernsey.
First Phase Planting Completed in March 2014
Up an coming timeline Projects include wild flowers at Guernsey Airport working with Floral Guernsey and Floral Forest. On going Living Streets project is a native hedge row, educational edible orchard for wildlife and humans providing guidance with RSPB Guernsey representative, Vic Froome.
In November 2013, Nigel Clarke received a lifetime achievement award for excellence and innovation for learning outside the classroom.
Bring learning to life!
In June 2013 the first LOtC training course for Guernsey teachers was held at Queux Plant Centre. All local schools were invited to nominate a teacher to attend.
The Education Department provided funding for one supply teacher from each school. Floral Guernsey parish groups also provided funding for a teacher representing their parish.
Green Legacy Guernsey won the 2013 Insurance Corporation Best Conservation Project Award and donated the £2,000.00 prize money to funding teachers on the full day course. This additional funding meant that every school which took part received a years membership ( which should have been £250.00 but LOtC kindly permitted schools to sign up on the day for a discounted price of £60.00) to LOtC.
The Boat Now Situated As A Focal Point In The Educational Garden
Queux's Education Garden is a natural area created to provide for a safe habitat for local wildlife. It gives children attending courses at the Centre a unique insight to the natural world.
"In June 2013, the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom was pleased to deliver 2 days of training for teachers in partnership with Green Legacy Guernsey. These courses were aimed to give teachers a tool to embed learning outside the classroom into the curriculum, and ensure that all young people in Guernsey benefit from the opportunity to learn outside the classroom regularly. It was fantastic to have the Education Garden as a location and resource for the courses. It was clear that the teachers found the garden very inspiring, and it was a great way to illustrate the principles and benefits of learning outside the classroom. What is lovely about the garden is not only the care that has been taken to make it welcoming and beautiful place, but it has also been developed in a way to encourage visitors to develop natural spaces in their own school grounds, and suggests lots of different ideas for learning and teaching outside the classroom".- Victoria Wilcher, LOtC Development Manager (Council For Learning Outside the Classroom.
Over 500 children to date, including children with special needs, from schools and playgroups will have attended workshops in Green Legacy’s eco garden at Queux Plant Centre. The main theme of workshops are Wiggly Worms, Natures Recyclers and How Plants Grow. St Martins, The Croft, Blanchelande, St Mary & St Michael, Castel, St Andrews, Capelles, La Houguette and Floral Guernsey Tiny Tots are just a few of the schools and groups who have participated in workshops.
Green Legacy’s commitment to education has been recognised by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom and on the 20th June and the 21st June two one day workshops will be held for local teachers on how to teach Curriculum subjects using the Natural environment. The workshops will be held in the Eco garden at Queux Patio Plant Centre.
We have now completed the supply of approximately 3,000 free Native trees and hedging at the new Castel cemetary early this year and have offered to supply Native trees and hedging (predominantly Hawthorn) for planting alongside the road at Guernsey airport in the near future.
On Thursday June 13th 2013 at a presentation awards ceremony at Les Cotils, Nigel Clarke was awarded the Insurance Corporation Best Conservation Project 2013 for the Education Garden. The Insurance Corporation encourages entries from individuals, families, conservation and environmental groups or organsiations, companies, landscaping firms, States departments and parishes. After being nominated, judging took place by a panel of judges visiting the Education Garden on 4 June 2013. The £2,000.00 prize money was awarded on the understanding that it will be used for the further enhancement of the project or further nature conservation projects. Nigel donated the winnings to funding Guernsey school teachers to attend a full day Learning Outside the Classroom courses on 20th & 21st June 2013.
On 20th & 21st June 2013, the following schools sent teachers on The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom Courses through sponsorship from a local captive insurance company, parish floral groups and the financial first prize won by Nigel Clarke in the Insurance Corporation Conservation Project Winner 2013;-
Amherst Primary School, Castel Primary School, Forest Primary School, Hautes Capelles Primary School, La Houguette Primary School, La Mare de Carteret Primary School, La Mare de Carterest High School, Le Murier, Notre Dame du Rosaire R.C. Primary School, St. Andrews Primary School, St. Martins Primary School, St. Sampsons Infants School, The Link Centre & Vale Infants School.
Vanessa Crispini-Adams from Little Green Fingers & Sharon Coffell fro Maylands Nursery also attended the LOtC course.
Green Legacy Guernsey/Queux Plant Centre hold the Quality badge for Learning Outside the Classroom and were amongst the first in the United Kingdom to receive it.
A Teacher From A Guernsey School Reflecting At The LOtC Workshop