The BBC reports every schoolchild in England should get the opportunity to “spend a night under the stars” in an idyllic landscape, an independent review has suggested. Helping pupils connect with nature through visits would ensure protected areas such as national parks are “open to everyone”, the review’s author said.
The Telegraph reports the Duchess of Cambridge has urged families to escape the on-screen visuals of Instagram to make time to “sit and feel” the natural world. The Duchess, who showed a group of schoolchildren around her Chelsea Flower Show “Back to Nature” garden, said she considered it ” really important the kids start to understand nature, and care for it, so they can protect it as well”.
She had brought her own three children along to the garden to show them the moss, pine cones and sticks they had collected from the Norfolk countryside to help her, letting them play on a rope swing and paddle in the stream.