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.
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Forest Schools Birmingham works in partership with a range of fantastic Forest School Practitioners, Outdoor Learning Practitioners, Master Craftsmen and freelance artists to provide an holistic and individual approach towards learning, development and enjoyment. http://forestschoolsbirmingham.com/
This is a Summary of the full report (available at www.londonsdc.org/), commissioned by the London Sustainable Development Commission to explore how children in London can be reconnected with nature, and the benefits that may be experienced as a result. The report focuses on children under the age of 12 and on nature that has the potential to be experienced as part of children’s everyday lives (rather than in one-off residential trips or adventure activities). Download the summary PDF.
Compiled by Henricus Peters
*** NAEE is totally opposed to these cuts - and is helping school children to access centres via its Kenrick Project - http://naee.org.uk/hugh-kenrick-summer-update
The largest provider of outdoor-related degrees in the UK.
The Forest Education Network (FEN) is the successor body to the Forest Education Initiative (FEI) in England. Priorities for the FEN are to bring those with an interest in forest education together; promote the sharing of good practice; improve communication and help raise opportunities for, and standards in delivery.
The Woodland Play Centre was set up as a registered limited company in 2005 as a result of many years experience working with children and young people in the play and education sectors. www.woodlandplaycentre.co.uk/
Birmingham Outdoor Learning Service. Birmingham City Council has a unique resource in its farm, environmental and outdoor day and residential centres, including museums, which provide learning opportunities for over 100,000 pupils from 3,500 school groups each year. www.birmingham.gov.uk/ols