The Wildlife Trusts, which represents 46 local organisations and 2,300 nature reserves in the UK, is recommending that all primary schoolchildren should spend at least one hour a day learning and playing in wild places.
They point out that it will help to improve well-being and confidence.
Investing in the future takes time and isn't cheap. And so many competing priorities – eg schools, hospitals, caring for the elderly, net zero – means no easy choices. Resources are finite. Let’s not pretend there are instant, pain-free miracle solutions. https://t.co/ED6fnnLrcT— Michael Mac (@michaelmcmanu) September 15, 2023
What better way for helping even young children learn about expression and delivery – emphasis and intonation, rhythm and metre, voice and articulation – than via a #poem? #Poetry #Oracy https://t.co/h7GB4HrnHb— Michael Mac (@michaelmcmanu) August 18, 2023
As well as being places of “living literacy” and an investment in the future, #libraries play a crucial role as a frontline public service, perhaps now more than ever. #literacy #reading https://t.co/oYDsEmIsGC— Michael Mac (@michaelmcmanu) July 12, 2023
Life-Based Learning is an approach to education and development that is all about opening up children’s minds, helping them explore the world in imaginative ways and express themselves creatively. https://t.co/Pcd5ZqWWQd— Michael Mac (@michaelmcmanu) June 29, 2023