Category Archives: Eco School Sussex blogs

FREE climate education & textile fundraising reduce CO2

‘The Future We Want – LESS C02’ Sustainable Solutions for West Sussex Schools Programme is launched! This programme saves schools money, makes money, reduce C02 emissions and offers FREE KS2 ‘The Future We Want – LESS C02 assemblies and lessons. … Continue reading




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Inspiration through Green Art

Children from all over West Sussex competed in our Eco Beast Sculpture competition in July, culminating in a public display at the family event ‘Funday Sunday’ in Horsham Park. The four winning schools –  Warninglid, Georgian Gardens, William Penn School … Continue reading




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Eco Beasts take over West Sussex!

Eco Beast Sculptures migrated from across West Sussex and took over a marquee in Horsham Park at ‘Funday Sunday’ on Sunday 9th July.  Children from all over the county had wonderful fun making Eco Beast Sculptures out of waste resources. The … Continue reading




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The Future We Want – LESS C02 Programme

‘The Future We Want – LESS C02 School Programme’ is a free sustainable solutions for schools programme for primary schools, regardless of whether they are run by the local authority, an academy or independent. Initially we are targeting schools in … Continue reading




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Mother and son acknowledged at Climate Awards

Press release A mother and son from Sussex were both acknowledged for their inspirational environmental work at the WWF Earth Hour Parliamentary Reception at the Palace of Westminster on 28th February. Carrie Cort was shortlisted for the WWF Community Hero … Continue reading




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Free outdoor education for teachers

Each year the South Downs National Park Authority hosts a gathering of teachers and ‘learning outside the classroom’ providers to share ideas and inspiration around using the Park to enhance learning. This free teacher’s conference has some inspirational keynote speakers, … Continue reading




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Exciting county-wide competition for children

Eco Beast Sculpture Competition – Green Inspiration Through the Arts Sussex Green Living in partnership with Horsham Festival and West Sussex County Council Waste Prevention team, are delighted to launch an Eco Beast Sculpture competition, open to children and young … Continue reading




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E.Y.E. Eco Summit goes to Chichester

The E.Y.E. (Eco Young and Engaged) Project ran its first Eco Summit at the Weald and Downland Museum just outside Chichester yesterday. Previously they have run nine Eco Summits in the Worthing and Adur area.  We were asked to deliver … Continue reading




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Sustainable Environmental Education AGM in Sussex

Date: Saturday, 15th October 2016  Time: 1.30pm – 4.30pm Location: Pennthorpe Independent School, West Sussex Join SEEd members and trustees for a memorable day of talks and discussions on the role of sustainability in education in the beautiful setting of Pennthorpe … Continue reading




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7 Billion Ideas at the William Penn

Blog posting by Adam Cort 8 years old (Carrie Cort’s son) Yesterday my school, the William Penn Primary School in Coolham had a really exciting day sharing our ideas about how we could Change the World.  This ‘World Changing IDEA … Continue reading




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Green careers stand launched

Our new Green careers stand is going to the ‘Big Bang South East’ event at the South of England Showground, Ardingly on 28th June. The event aims to encourage young people aged 9 – 19 years to take up science, … Continue reading




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FUNdraising Roman invasion expected at school fête

NEWS RELEASE – For immediate release William Penn School in Coolham is to pull out all the stops with a Roman-themed summer fête on Saturday, June 18th from 1-5 pm. Parents and pupils of the UK’s only state primary school … Continue reading




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Green Days for Schools 2016

Working towards an Eco School Award and need some help? No time to plan green activities for your school or group? Want to get involved in environmental awareness campaigns? Would like more curriculum enrichment activities? We can help! Carrie who … Continue reading




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William Penn Christmas Fayre

Press release……On Thursday 12th November from 6:30pm until 8:30pm a feast of festive treats awaits at William Penn School’s Christmas Fayre in Coolham!  Experience an uplifting evening of unfettered shopping from our assortment of sparkling stalls to get you in the … Continue reading




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Summer Pow Wow at the William Penn

PRESS RELEASE…… Summer Pow Wow Horsham, West Sussex, 18th May 2015. Gather your friends and family together and join the William Penn Primary School tribe in a traditional Native American Indian themed summer fete. All are welcome to this very special Summer Pow Wow … Continue reading




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Green Sessions for Teachers

We run green workshops and CPD sessions for teachers, teaching assistants and leaders of children’s groups. Our sessions are fun, informative and practical, showing how we can weave together biodiversity, environmental protection and upcycling. Ideas which aim to inspire our … Continue reading




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Diverting plastics from landfill

Carrie Cort on the Sussex Green Living Recycled Green Stand launching a new recycling scheme*. As part of this recycling scheme we are participating in a nationwide recycling competition called the Febreze Freshness Rewards Contest. By collecting these waste resources … Continue reading




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New recycling scheme

Press release  Sussex Green Living and the William Penn Primary School are taking part in a nationwide recycling competition called the Febreze Freshness Rewards Contest and is asking local people to help them be in with a chance of winning … Continue reading




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Rudgwick Primary School launch outdoor classroom

The staff and children at Rudgwick Primary School are very excited by the recent opening of their new outdoor classroom, which was built using money raised by the school PTA. With the first signs of spring peeping through the decomposing … Continue reading




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Rubbish or a craft resource?

After the festive season many people throw away their Christmas wrapping paper, Christmas cards and cracker content, not here!  These waste resources make stunning art materials for our Green Club.  Last week saw the start of our Pedro’s After School … Continue reading




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Rudgwick launch Outdoor Learning area

Watch this space….Rudgwick Primary School have just launched a new outdoor learning area.  Photos and more information to follow shortly! To learn more about this school go to www.Rudgwickprimaryschool.org.uk.




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Christmas School Fayre Coolham

William Penn Christmas Fayre on  Thursday 13th November from 6:30pm until 8:30pm Come along to William Penn School’s Christmas Fayre in Coolham and enjoy a relaxing evening of festive food, refreshments and an assortment of sparkling stalls to get you in the … Continue reading




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Local pupils tackle plastic waste issue in Parliament

Pupils from 20 primary schools, two from West Sussex, told high-level politicians and industry leaders how they thought plastic waste could be reduced. The children, from Seaside Primary School in Lancing, and Waterfield Primary School in Crawley,




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William Penn Primary School Summer Fete

Theme: Pirates of Coolham Date: Saturday 21st June 12 noon until 4.30 pm. Location: William Penn Primary School, Brooks Green Road, Coolham, Nr Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH13 8GR There will be lots for all to do for the whole family:   … Continue reading




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Outdoor Education Conference 20th March 2014

The South Downs National Park Authority and Learning through Landscapes are running an Outdoor Education Conference – FREE to teachers working in or near the South Downs National Park, come along and take part in experiential workshops and much more….




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