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We've got inspirational videos, talks from outdoor learning experts and free resources at our next Teach Wild Network meeting on Wednesday 29th November at E.ON's amazing biomass power plant in Sheffield.

Next Meeting: Weds 29th November at E.ON Blackburn Meadows Biomass Plant BOOK NOW

Our next network meeting is at E.ON's biomass power plant in Blackburn Meadows, and it's a great opportunity to visit the site of the old Tinsley Towers and see this impressive biomass plant up close! 

You'll also get to hear from experienced outdoor learning educators Charlotte Varley (Prince Edwards Primary School) and Stephen Vincent (Grenoside Primary). We'll also be talking about planning transition activities to help pupils make the leap from primary to secondary.

We also have some great outdoor learning resources to give away to everyone who signs up in advance! Check out the resources on our Facebook page.

The biomass plant is Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust's newest outdoor learning venue, where primary and secondary school pupils can learn about sustainable energy production. To find out more about this, just ask us.

Use the simple form below to book your tickets or click here. Directions to E.ON's biomass power plant can be found below.


How do I find E.ON?

Follow the directions on the map below. 

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What is the Sheffield Teach Wild Network?

The Sheffield Teach Wild Network is the termly outdoor learning network for educators in the Sheffield area hosted by Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, supported by Learn Sheffield and made possible thanks to players of the Postcode Lottery.

Take a look at more images from recent Sheffield Teach Wild Network meet-ups here.

Our amazing advocates!

We're really grateful to all the teachers out there who give up their free time to help get more schools learning outside the classroom. Here are some of the inspirational speakers we have heard from so far:

Becky Handy, Y4 teacher and Science Coordinator

St Catherine’s Catholic Primary

Becky has just wrapped up mega whole-school Science Week showcase which included pupils designing and helping to build their own school pond – and she will be sharing her tips on how to run immersive cross-curricular outdoor learning projects.



Kieron Turney, secondary biology teacher and wildlife enthusiast

Handsworth Grange Community Sports College

Kieron brings with him a fascination for the natural world and a passion for inspiring even the most disengaged pupils through practical outdoor projects. He has set up wildlife-themed after school clubs in more than one school and will be sharing some of his experiments with citizen science, camera traps, wildlife filmmaking and more.


Sarah Jaggard-Doxley, Assistant Head and Outdoor Learning Co-ordinator

Oughtibridge Primary

Sarah has developed outdoor learning at Oughtibridge Primary School over a number of years and is a passionate advocate of the impact teaching outside has on academic attainment, engagement and social skills.





Becky Merriman, Y5 teacher and Science Coordinator

Manor Lodge Primary

Becky successfully led an Awards for All bid by Manor Lodge which secured funding to redevelop part of the school's grounds into an outdoor learning centre, complete with bird hide and story corner.



If you have an outdoor learning story to tell about your school, why not get in touch?



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