We now live in a world where only 10% of children go out to play in natural areas. It’s becoming increasingly important to help children to connect with the outdoors. The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, RSPB Cymru and Cardiff Council Community Rangers are reaching out to Cardiff schools to help teachers learn how to use wildlife and the outdoors in their day-to-day teaching.
The conservation charities and local authority are joining forces to provide FREE training in October, with workshops covering subjects such as bird watching in school and bug hunting and how they can be linked to the curriculum.
Rose Revera, The Wildlife Trust’s People and Wildlife Officer, says “ We believe that every child should have the opportunity to experience wildlife first-hand, to access wild spaces and have the chance to develop a connection to the natural world through school and play. It’s scientifically proven that a connection with the wild can improve both physical and mental health, as well as strengthen children’s social skills.”
Today’s children are the conservationists of the future. We would love to see more children learning outdoors, as these will be the people that go on to protect wildlife and wild spaces for generations to come.
Join us to learn how you can start connecting your children with nature.
The training will be taking place on Monday 16th October at Forest Farm Wardens Centre, Whitchurch, Cardiff.. There are two available sessions, morning (10am-1pm) or afternoon (2pm-5pm), open to teachers, teaching assistants and students/
To book your FREE space, contact Rose via 01656 724100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.