Rodmell Madagascar special
This is a special broadcast involving Rodmell school whose pupils knew of the work of he late Dr Alison Jolly - a great supporter of the Railway Land Project. The Railway Land Wildlife Trust is supporting an education project in Madagascar started by Alison Jolly who also wrote books about the lemurs of Madagascar for Malagasy children. Here John Parry reads one of her books called 'No Song the Indri' - the largest of the lemurs to be found in Madagascar.
After the story, the song can be heard in the second video below.
With a background in TV, teaching, academia (University of Sussex) and teacher training followed by the vision to create a community centre to promote the study of environmental change in Lewes, Dr John Parry has developed innovative approaches to engaging many different ages and groups at the Lewes Railway Land Local Nature Reserve for over 25 years.
He has had direct experience of environmental education policy making and has engaged students over many years with his mix of theoretical background, conceptual reach and practical experience on the ground.
As Director of the Railway Land Project he masterminded the development of the Linklater Pavilion - a purpose built, award-winning, hexagonal building that now serves as an environmental community hub from which the latest Railway Land Live! project will be run.