Inspirational pupil nominated for Green Heart Award

Bowdleflode News No. 22 – March 2020

More good Wildlife News!

Young wildlife champion nominated for Green Heart Award

This latest news of primary school girl and animal activist Thea Caine has completely warmed our hearts here at Bowdle HQ – this is exactly the kind of awareness we are aiming to instil in our young learners.  Over the past couple of years Thea, seven, from Burnopfield Primary (Durham) UK, has been an inspiration raising thousands of pounds to help wildlife and make a positive difference for a more environmentally-friendly future. She has now been nominated in the Future Leader category at the Green Heart Hero Awards in London.  The Green Heart Hero Awards are run by The Climate Coalition, which promotes ‘Green Thinking’ in the UK and internationally.

They run awards in several different categories which recognise and celebrate the ‘green’ achievements of individuals, companies and organisations around the world.

Thea’s nomination reads:

Thea works tirelessly to raise awareness and support conservation and environmental charities, including Born Free, Durham Wildlife Trust and Buglife.  She does this in her own innovative way, by creating fantastic wildlife documentaries to inspire others to protect our planet, as well as through fundraising efforts such as through the mini Great North Run, a mini triathlon, fundraising parties, baking, wall art and others, raising more than £3000 in the process.

She also volunteers with local groups, such as the Nature Friendly Farming Network, which featured at Countryfile Live, where she helped to hand out leaflets and run the children’s activity section of the stand.

Good Luck Thea!

Bowdleflode of the Month

Created by Verity from Portsmouth High Prep School


Borneo Pygmy Hawks Fish has a variety of colours and is around 40cms large. Their bellies are rough like a whale’s skin and their main feature is their horn – useful for fighting off other males.  Borneo’s natural habitat is usually in the ocean – they love cold tropical ocean water, but they can survive inland, although very rare. They need water to live, but can live without for 10 hours.  They survive on a diet of marine algae, molluscs, and sea urchins. They are friendly, but they prefer to be left alone. The only difference between a male and a female is that a male has 11 and a female has 9 spots. 

Teacher Tips

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Teaching News

Bowdleflodes Head of Learning visits Portsmouth High

It’s been a busy start to term for all and our Head of Learning, Mike Hoebee has had the pleasure of visiting Portsmouth High Prep to see how they have been getting on with the Bowdleflode Project.

The girls really got so much out of the project, discovering lots about endangered species and achieved some amazing results – so much so that Headmaster Paul Marshallsay has made it part of their curriculum. Click  to look at his testimonial below!

The Bowdleflodes Wildlife Project…

is proud to be supporting schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey, inspiring children and young people to create, experience, and participate in great arts and culture.


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