Wild Schooltime Appeal

Wild Schooltime Appeal

Helena Dolby for Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust

Shropshire Wildlife Trust’s Natural Childhood team is on a mission to make all the county’s schools nature-friendly. With your support we can reach many more.

We believe every child should have the chance to explore and discover nature. This will contribute to their wellbeing, help grow their confidence and creativity and encourage them to learn. Our staff have been training teachers how to deliver inspirational lessons outdoors.

A single tree in the school grounds can provide the starting point for an engaging lesson on food chains, art, poetry, seasonal changes, local history or music.
Ellie Leach
Shropshire Wildlife Trust

We work with the whole school long-term to ensure that teachers have the confidence to develop outdoor lessons that are inspirational, challenging, exciting and effective across all subject areas.

With the crises faced by our planet it has never been more necessary to ensure the next generation grows up passionate about protecting our natural environment. 

It is essential that our work continues, but grant funding doesn't enable us to offer as many opportunities as are needed.

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We are currently funded to work with a number of schools in Shropshire to deliver our Nature Friendly Schools programme. With your help we could reach many more children.

Nature Friendly Schools is a government funded project led by The Wildlife Trusts (in partnership) to connect children across the country with nature through outdoor activities, teacher training and greening school grounds. This video shows the positive impact our work has had on the children attending John Randall Primary School, Telford.

(c) Channel 5 News. 

(c) Channel 5 News. 

Research from The Wildlife Trusts and UCL shows that spending time in nature has a hugely positive impact on children’s health and well-being. Their Nature Nurtures Children study revealed the educational, social and wellbeing benefits of outdoor learning. After taking part in Wildlife Trust-led activities:

79 % felt that their experience could help schoolwork
81 % said they had better relationships with teachers
84 % felt capable of doing new things when they tried
79 % reported better relationships with classmates

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