Go wild at school with the RSPB
Date published: 19 December 2018
Fun in the classroom. Picture courtesy of Elenor Bentall (rspb-images.com)
The RSPB is offering curriculum-linked wildlife workshops to primary schools and early years as part of an ambitious schools nature project in Greater Manchester.
These wild experiences are led by trained RSPB educators and offer children and their teachers the opportunity to explore nature first-hand by running sessions in their school grounds.
The RSPB has helped introduce more than 17,800 primary school children from Greater Manchester to the delights of the natural world and this year it is planning on inspiring even more young minds.
Rachel Robinson, Schools Outreach Officer in Greater Manchester, said: “We’re hoping as many primary schools and early years groups as possible will get involved.
"We can work in any school grounds, no matter how big or small, green or grey, and we provide all the specialist equipment required.
“We believe that connecting with nature should be a part of every child’s life.
"There’s loads of scientific evidence, which shows that getting outdoors and engaging with nature can have a wide range of benefits for children including improved physical and mental health, and even increased academic performance.
"It’s also great fun and can lead to a lifelong love and appreciation for everything that chirps, snuffles, buzzes and flutters.”
Prices are as little as £2 per child for a 90-minute workshop, with a variety of themes to choose from such as identifying habitats, creative writing with wild words, finding and naming plants, birds and invertebrates and sensory exploration.
For further information or to make a booking, visit: www.rspb.org.uk/schoolsoutreachmanchester
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