Eco-Thursdays: Environmental Careers

There’s a lot of talk at the moment about careers and the job-market in the UK. We did a post last month about young people and the future, with some ideas on what types of eco-careers young people are going into. As a follow-up, we wanted to write one with some tips for getting into […]

#TeamOrmiston Families takes on the London Marathon and Whole Hog Mud Run

A great group of people participated in sporting events to raise money for Ormiston Families over the past month. First off, a group of eight runners took part in the London Marathon on October 3rd in aid of Ormiston Families. As of October 7th, they raised over £7,600 (excluding Gift Aid) for Ormiston Families! The […]

Eco-Thursdays: Growing Food at Home

There’s a growing call for eating organic and eating local. Both of these can help reduce emissions, natural resource use, and soil degradation due to fertilisers and pesticides. What’s more, over lockdown many families started using their green fingers – trying to grow fruit and veg at home! You don’t need a huge amount of […]

Ormiston Academies: Updates

Another round of exciting updates from Ormiston Academies are listed below! Ormiston Maritime Academy Ofsted Praise Ormiston Maritime Academy has been praised by Ofsted for taking action to make improvements and raise standards at the school. Following an academy visit on June 30th, Ofsted inspectors noted the clear vision and high aspirations the school has […]

Eco Thursdays: Cowes Enterprise College Sets Sail

Over the weekend a group of students from Cowes Enterprise College completed a five-day voyage with Ocean Youth Trust South on the ship “Prolific”, for which the Ormiston Trust contributed funding. The students began their voyage on the Isle of Wight and finished in Southampton. During the journey, the students were responsible for sailing the […]

Ormiston Families Shortlisted for Awards

Ormiston Families and two services they offer have been shortlisted for two awards. Ormiston Families has shortlisted an Investors in People Award for 2021 in the Third Sector category. This was a record-breaking year for entries and Ormiston Families being shortlisted is a fantastic achievement. The Investors in People Awards celebrate the best organisations and […]

Eco-Thursdays: Circular Economy in Schools 

The Circular Economy model is becoming more popular as an idea in economics, and several organisations have begun to explore how it could be applied in schools.   In summary, a Circular Economy is that in which the input of new resources and output of old resources as waste is minimised as much as possible. Linear […]

Ormiston Academies: Updates

The fourth round of exciting updates from OAT schools are outlined below! New sixth form block at City of Norwich School Last week the City of Norwich school celebrated the opening of their newly built sixth form block- the Elkins Centre. The new facility has four new classrooms, a study centre and a cafe area. […]

Autumn Eco Activities #ecoThursdays  

Autumn is here! The weather, trees, plants, and animals are all starting to prepare for winter. Lucky for us, there are some great activities and events on this Autumn to keep us busy and to help us stay in touch with nature.  COP26  In November, the UK is hosting the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. This week […]

Ormiston Academies: Updates

The third round of exciting updates from OAT schools are outlined below! Ormiston Denes Academy Ofsted Praise Ormiston Denes Academy was praised by Ofsted for “continuing its drive to make the school better” for students. The most recent Ofsted Report stated that the senior leadership team and teachers at Ormiston Denes made great improvements. The […]