The Lost Words in Action

The Lost Words in Action

It has been said that children have lost the language of nature and the book ‘The Lost Words’ was written to plug that gap and get children back in tune with the natural world. Using the book as inspiration, I introduced a nature club as an after school activity to...
The Lost Words For Notts

The Lost Words For Notts

Lost Words – words which bring to life our natural world, but which are disappearing from children’s dictionaries, and from their awareness – need to be saved. This is what the book The Lost Words sets out to do. Writer Robert Macfarlane has chosen words, such as...
Literacy and Nottingham: an overview.

Literacy and Nottingham: an overview.

In 2010 The Guardian revealed that Nottingham had one of the worst reading and writing rates in the UK. By age eleven, 15% of boys and 10% of girls were two stages below their expected reading level in school. Children in the East Midlands performed particularly...