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Our Best Book Award - voting deadline Friday 24 May

Leicester Libraries are now in the final stages of this year’s Our Best Book award, having enjoyed some fabulous online author sessions which should help your children vote.  Participating schools are asked to carry out individual voting in class in way that works for your school.  Find out more.


Teach Earth Teacher Training Programme

Teach Earth is a free professional teacher training programme to build your knowledge & confidence in leading inspiring environmental & outdoor education. The programme is hosted by Earthwatch Europe.

Further information

Who is this training programme for?

Earthwatch Europe, the environmental charity behind the Tiny Forest project, are bringing the free Teach Earth programme to Leicester, working in collaboration with Queensmead Primary Academy! They will deliver teacher training on environmental and outdoor education, and would be delighted to welcome educators from across Leicester interested in taking part. Environmental education has been a big priority area to many schools in the last couple of years, particularly since the DfE Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy came out, and the Earthwatch Education team want to equip as many teachers as possible with the tools and skills to embed it into their teaching practice. The programme is appropriate for EYFS, Primary and Secondary teachers, teaching assistants and informal educators.


What can I expect?

Centring around the themes of climate and environmental education, learning outside the classroom, connection to nature and increasing access to green skills and careers, Teach Earth Teacher Training Programme supports educators in building confidence and embedding more nature in regular classroom teaching. Parts of the programme will be inspired by and reflect the learnings from our Tiny Forest programme, currently flourishing in Leicester and due to have more locations planted in winter/spring 2024. 


The programme offers multiple touch points for co-creation and collaboration:  

  • an online webinar on Wednesday 17th April, discussing key themes of the programme and allowing for participants’ input to reflect their needs and priorities; 
  • an in-person full-day workshop in Leicester’s Queensmead Primary Academy on Tuesday 21st May with interactive learning and discussion sessions, hands-on activities and solutions to overcome barriers when following a demanding curriculum; 
  • two online action workshops on Tuesday 18th June and Wednesday 18th September to further support with embedding new practices and addressing practicalities. 


To register, please sign up to the programme events on Eventbrite:


If you have any questions, please email


We cannot wait to see you!


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