Players of People’s Postcode set to support new woodland workshop programme
Monday 18th January
Efforts to connect children and families with nature given boost thanks to funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, the county’s largest locally based conservation charity, has today welcomed the support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery for an ambitious education programme which will help to connect children and families with the natural world.
Thanks to funding of £50,000 we will deliver outdoor education sessions at a number of our nature reserves for school groups and families. At the core of the programme will be specially design woodland workshops which follow the principles for the Forest Schools movement by enabling learning through play and exploration in natural settings.
Activities which are largely child-led, could include nature rambles to explore the woodland setting, mini beast hunts to see wildlife at close quarters or woodcraft sessions which enable children to learn new skills such as fire lighting and the use of tools.
Speaking about the funding our Chief Executive Rob Fitzsimons said: “The support received from players of People’s Postcode Lottery will enable us to develop and deliver Woodland Workshop activities at a number of key nature reserves across the county including Idle Valley and Skylarks. These sessions are a great way to help children and their families connect with nature, learn new skills and develop the confidence to explore their environment.”