Thanks to the vision and benevolence of the late Hugh Kenrick, who had a great passion for birds and wildlife, Birmingham schools are being offered financial support to take their pupils to outdoor centres for hands-on learning opportunities in the natural environment. The National Association for Environmental Education (NAEE) are offering bursaries of up to £400 to enable Birmingham schools to take their pupils to environmental outdoor centres in and around Birmingham. The bursary can be used to cover the fee charged by the centre and the cost of transport. All Birmingham schools are eligible to apply. Schools must book a teaching session with their chosen Centre,
Funding can be used for visits to the following Environmental Education Centres:
- Birmingham Botanical Gardens www.birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk
- Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park (formerly Birmingham Nature Centre) www.birmingham.gov.uk/naturecentre
- Mount Pleasant School Farm, Kings Norton www.mountpleasantschoolfarm.com
- Martineau Gardens, Priory Lane, Edgbaston www.martineau-gardens.org.uk
- The Ackers, Small Heath (for environmental education work) www.ackers-adventure.co.uk
Priority will be given to schools that have limited or no access to green areas on their site. All we ask is that you write a short piece for our termly journal Environmental Education about your visit and how it linked to your work in school. As a thank you, successful schools will also be given a year’s free membership of NAEE.
You can apply for a bursary by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting an application form (which jas some ideasb on the bottom for getting the most out of this award).
By becoming involved in this project, you can help to equip our young people with the knowledge and understanding they will need as future stewards of our planet.