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A ‘Nature Hour’ Should Be Part of the School Curriculum Every Day, Say the Wildlife Trusts

A ‘Nature Hour’ Should Be Part of the School Curriculum Every Day, Say the Wildlife Trusts
Outdoor play has major benefits for the development of young children. Recognising this, the Wildlife Trusts are calling for every child in the UK to spend one hour outside in nature, every day, as part of the school curriculum.

Commissioned by the Wildlife Trusts, researchers at the Institute of Education at UCL have conducted one of the largest ever studies to look into the effects of regular outdoor activities on children's wellbeing. To do so, they used a group of over 450 primary school children aged eight or nine-years-old.
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  1. We campaigned successfully for this 10 years ago in Scotland. A big group of NGOs got together under the umbrella of the Real World Learning Campaign. As a result outdoor learning and education about sustainability is in the Scottish Curriculum plus they are included in the General Teaching Council for Scotland’s professional standards for teachers. Things have moved slowly in Scotland… slower than we would have liked but progress has been made. What I’m surprised about is that I know a Real World Learning Campaign was spearheaded by RSPB in England & Wales ten years ago too. The Wildlife Trusts were involved then. What happened????

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