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Shouldn’t we be aspiring to create a generation of Charlies?

February 9, 2010

Seven year old Charlie Simpson from West London, has shown inspirational support in his fundraising bike ride for Haiti.

After watching on TV the devastating effects of the recent earthquake in Haiti Charlie said , “I want to make some money to buy food, water and tents for everyone in Haiti.”

Charlie decided that to do this he would cycle five miles (8km) around South Park near his home to raise funds for Unicef’s earthquake appeal.  He expected to raise £500 but has raised more than £160,000!

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OMEP 2010

January 26, 2010

This years World Congress will be held in Gothenburg and has a theme of ‘Children- citizens in a challanged world’.

Education for sustainable development will be a key theme throughout the three days.

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OMEP 2010 Congress Grant

January 26, 2010

This year the OMEP have announced they are offering a special opportunity for practitioners, around the world, to share their projects involving children aged birth to eight and education for sustainable development. The winners of the competition have a chance to win a grant that will allow them to present their project during a seminar at the congress. To find out more details please see

Impact on ESD

January 26, 2010

Does Education for Sustainable Development have an impact on the broader life of the school? Can it develop children’s understandings of the key themes?

A recent study by Ofsted shows positive results. What are your thoughts?