We are pleased to announce that we will be working with Nature Friendly Schools, which is a ground-breaking project funded by the Department for Education and Natural England, with support from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
By developing teachers’ confidence and ability to drive forward outdoor learning in schools, Nature Friendly Schools will give thousands of children from some of the most deprived areas in England the opportunity to get closer to nature benefitting their learning, health and wellbeing, and care and concern for the environment. It will fuel creativity and a sense of adventure, allowing pupils to experience the joy that nature can bring, removing the inequality that currently exists.
Pupils will benefit from at least two hours spent learning outdoors every week, experiencing wildlife on their doorstep but also further afield. This can include long term changes such as the creation of new nature areas within their school grounds or the opportunity to visit local nature reserves or parks.
Nature Friendly Schools are holding a project launch webinar on Monday 10th May at 7pm via Zoom. Staff and parents are welcome to attend.
It would be great to see you there! Here is the link to register in advance. Once registered, you will receive email confirmation with Zoom details.