Natural Connections Demonstration Project
Natural Connections was a four year project (2012-2016) developing and testing effective ways to provide local support to schools and teachers to enable outdoor learning (more info in 'reports'). July 2016 (11 mins 29)
It’s time to rewild the child
George Monbiot argues that the more time children spend in the classroom, the worse they do at school because our narrow education system only rewards a particular skill set. He says that when you take failing pupils to the countryside, they often thrive – yet funding for outdoor education is being cut.
Conserving Wonder – Sir David Attenborough
“A Learning Through Landscapes film in which Sir David Attenborough explains how schools in England are facing tough decisions to accommodate a sharp rise in pupils. He strongly believes that making the choice to sacrifice their outdoor spaces will not only have a catastrophic effect on children’s connection with nature but also their learning, behaviour, health and well-being too.” October 2014 (3 mins 25)