We must take the opportunity whilst schools remain open during this period of lock-down to create safe havens for children. Project Manager Jenny Teague We believe it is important to foster a good relationship with nature and the outdoors from an early age. The Sensory Trust Spending more time outside has long been associated with improved mental health. This project should bring about real benefits. Hayley Riggs, YoungMinds We know that time spent outdoors in nature can have a profound impact on mental health and wellbeing. Roxanne Green, Groundwork FSC has years of experience in supporting teachers through training, coaching and mentoring in the outdoors. Field Studies Council We are so excited to support and inspire these schools through their Nature Friendly Schools journey. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust There is a real desire to embrace outdoor learning, but uncertainty about how to do it. Nicky Willner, The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country There are many opportunities to enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits that connection with nature offers. Paul Martin, Devon Wildlife Trust We were all soaked through but laughing at the hilarious situation. Despite the rain, everyone had great fun. Emma, Essex Wildlife Trust Children spend hours staring out of classroom windows to the natural world that surrounds them, wishing they were out there. Jenna Cains, the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside. What sets us apart is our specialism in coaching and facilitation, combining practical interventions in schools with tailored teacher training. Project Manager, Jenny Teague Teacher Kate Stockings reflects on her recent online outdoor learning training To kickstart her school's involvement in the Nature Friendly Schools project, Kate took part in two webinars. Our Partners The project is led by the RSWT in partnership with Groundwork, Field Studies Council, Sensory Trust, YoungMinds and Wildlife Trusts. Home Nature Friendly Schools will bring thousands of children closer to nature and in turn benefit their learning, health and wellbeing. Latest News We love to share news about Nature Friendly Schools - from latest developments to our successes.