The Quantock Education Project (QED)

The Quantock Education Project (QEd) was a 3-year schools project ran by the Quantock Hills AONB Service, starting in 2002 and continuing until March 2005. The aims were to:

  • Raise awareness of the special character of the Quantock Hills AONB
  • Build on the schools work already being undertaken by the AONB team
  • Work with Quantock schools to:
    • Develop relevant teaching activities and resources
    • Set up and run FREE schools fieldwork each year
    • Provide FREE teacher training opportunities
    • Create a QED website for pupils and teachers
  • Provide a FREE resource folder to every Quantock school

The AONB Service has a long tradition of working with schools and other groups to promote environmental education, so this project was built on solid foundations, backed up by a wealth of detailed knowledge and expertise about the Hills. The 1999 Quantock Hills Strategy has a chapter on Education and Information and the QEd project answers a number of important Action Points from this chapter.