How schools are turning the tide on nature deprivation

BBC News reports details the Nature Friendly School scheme which aims to make schools grounds greener and wilder and is a partnership between The Wildlife Trusts, YoungMinds and other organisations.

The project trains teachers to deliver outdoor classes, inspiring their pupils to learn more about environmental challenges and the natural world, and encouraging teamwork, social skills, confidence and creativity.

Nature Friendly Schools has already worked with 90 schools in areas with high levels of social deprivation, giving thousands of pupils the opportunity to learn and play in nature. The leaders hope to expand the programme this year to help children find solace in nature after the hardships of lockdowns.  

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