Nature Friendly Schools project will benefit thousands of pupils

Having access to nature benefits children’s mental health, their wellbeing and their ability to learn. This suggests that outdoor learning should be an important part of a child’s education, yet despite mounting evidence, time spent learning outdoors varies significantly in schools across England. While some schools are fully embracing outdoor learning opportunities, for other schools it is more difficult. A new Nature Friendly Schools project led by The Wildlife Trusts and involving NE, Groundwork, Young Minds, FSC, Defra & Sensory Trust aims, over the next 3 years, to help disadvantaged pupils at 400 schools to spend 2 hours a week learning outside the classroom.
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