Grounds for Learning

Facilitated by Goldcrest Outdoor Education

Aims of session:

  • To show how improving your grounds for wildlife can support all areas of the primary curriculum and nurture happy, healthy children
  • To share simple, low-cost, ideas that pupils can do to help biodiversity that staff can integrate into their teaching
  • To signpost schools to the specialist support available in Norfolk

Session overview:

Children need nature, but our preoccupation with tidiness makes many playgrounds and school fields wildlife deserts. Using local case studies, this workshop illustrates how a simple “re-wilding” of your school grounds offers new opportunities for teaching and learning, and allows pupils to make that vital connection with the natural world. There will be time for you to reflect on how you might apply this knowledge to your own school so bring a map of your grounds if you have one!