Summer Series: Baroness Blower of Starch Green, 28th July at 7.30pm

In the fourth of our weekly Summer Series webinars Baroness Blower of Starch Green will be in conversation with Laurence Guinness to discuss The Natural World: The Virtues of Gardening for Children.  The talk will look at the virtues of education and gardening and the extent to which children in urban and suburban environments are cut off from the natural world. Baroness Blower will argue that much more should be done in schools about the environment and the climate crisis we face.

Christine Blower took her first teaching post at Holland Park School in 1973, and continued to work in West London for most of her teaching career. In 1990, with the demise of the ILEA, she concentrated on working with young teenagers at risk of care or custody, and later took up a position as a member of the local authority’s Behaviour Support Team. An active member of the National Union of Teachers throughout her teaching career, Christine was elected the National President of the Union, and later General Secretary – the first woman to hold the position in the Union’s history. Christine was nominated for a life peerage last year, and was created Baroness Blower of Starch Green in October.

We welcome donations to West London Action for Children, and suggest £10 per screen.

PLEASE NOTE:   You will receive a Zoom link for the webinar on the day of the event.  If you have any problems, please email team@wlac.org.uk.

 

Christine will be in conversation with children’s charity campaigner and Chief Executive of The Childhood Trust, Laurence Guinness.

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