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South West Education Conference 2012

“You will find something far greater in the woods than you will find in books. Stones and trees will teach you that which you will never learn from masters.” St. Bernard of Clairvaux 1091-1153 These words were quoted by Sue Palmer, Head of Farley Nursery in Hampshire, the first speaker at the Conference held on a spring day at Jermyn’s House, Sir Harold Hillier Garden, near Romsey in Hampshire. Fifteen representatives from seven county gardens …

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South West Education Conference 2011

Shaun Cheeseman

The Conference, held at The Sawmill, Tyntesfield, on a mild spring day, was attended by 17 delegates from six counties. The first speaker, Shaun Cheeseman, the Healthy Schools Co-ordinator for North Somerset, outlined how the Healthy Schools Programme was a Government funded national initiative that started in 2000. Sadly the funding ceases later this year. The scheme resulted in a range of cross curriculum benefits. In addition, OFSTED were keen to look at the extent …

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South West Education Conference 2009

Nick Williams-Ellis

Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, 2 February The Association of Gardens Trusts’ South-West Education meeting was hosted by Dorset Gardens Trust at Kingston Maurward College, the agricultural and land-based science institution housed in a magnificent eighteenth-century pile on the outskirts of Dorchester. Ten counties are included in the south-west area, but owing to heavy snow, Avon was among only four represented, the others being Wiltshire, Somerset and of course, Dorset. Mary Cruickshank who had recently been …

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