It is very much our vision to provide every child with regular opportunities to learn within the natural world Academy St James, Bradford Standing in silence and listening to the sound of nature was a high point for pupils Laithes Primary School, near Barnsley Secretary of State for the Environment visits Nature Friendly School Fresh from COP26, George Eustice visited Curnow School in Cornwall Make a difference to pupils' mental health & wellbeing this winter The challenges faced when it is colder and wetter can be more difficult to overcome, especially for those in greatest need. Children who initially found it difficult to look after themselves found ways to overcome challenges St Cecilia's Catholic Junior School, Liverpool The transition to autumn brings a whole host of learning opportunities Experiencing nature throughout the seasons nurtures a deeper connection with nature Like a captive bird, learning has been taken out of the constraints of the classroom Westminster Primary Academy, Blackpool Outdoor learning offers the chance for children to connect to more of the things that can benefit their mental health Hayley Riggs, Young Minds Life-changing experience for pupils who had never experienced a night away from home before St Joseph's RC Primary School, Lancashire We can’t wait to make this new academic year one that immerses pupils in all the wonder and beauty of nature, right on their doorstep Project Manager, Jenny Teague Collaborative approach sees partnership formed between two Nature Friendly Schools Burlington Junior School & New Pasture Lane Primary School Outdoor learning is having a positive effect on pupils' behaviour, attainment and attitude to learning Stockwell Academy, Hull Pupils at Greenbank Primary School were the first to undertake a Nature Friendly Schools residential trip Greenbank Primary School, Rochdale Our CPD training creates a space where teachers can increase their knowledge of outdoor learning and share best practice Sam Thurston, FSC What sets us apart is our specialism in coaching and facilitation, combining practical interventions in schools with tailored teacher training. Project Manager, Jenny Teague Putting nature at the heart of their school and community, one primary school took their Nature Friendly Schools journey to new levels Academy St James, Bradford This Outdoor Classroom Day consider one area of the school day you could take outside each day for one week. Project Manager Jenny Teague Pupils at Old Park Primary and Nursery School will get the chance to experience nature right on their doorstep Old Park Primary School, near Telford The impact has included gains for the most vulnerable pupils in self-esteem, confidence and engagement with their peers and learning. St Giles Primary School, West Midlands 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 Improving emotional literacy among pupils is a big part of our reason for wanting to be part of the Nature Friendly Schools project. Burlington Junior School, Yorkshire We are already seeing the benefits of physical changes to the school grounds and an increase in time spent learning outdoors. Stockwell Academy, Hull Greening school grounds has turned out to be such an important element of Nature Friendly Schools for one school John Randall Primary School, Telford Our Blogs Hear all about Nature Friendly Schools from our partners. Home Nature Friendly Schools will bring thousands of children closer to nature and in turn benefit their learning, health and wellbeing. Our Partners The project is led by the RSWT in partnership with Groundwork, Field Studies Council, Sensory Trust, YoungMinds and Wildlife Trusts. How It Works Nature Friendly Schools is developing teachers’ confidence to embrace and drive forward outdoor learning in schools across England.