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It is 800 years since Henry lll signed the original Charter of the Forest which protected and restored the rights of people to access and use the Royal Forests. The Woodland Trust is leading 48 organisations in a campaign to celebrate the value of our trees and woods and secure their future by creating a new Charter for Trees, Woods and People - to be launched in November 2017.
Trees and woods are hugely valuable for our health, happiness and our children’s development. Only 51% of children achieve the recommended hour of physical activity each day (girls just 38%, compared with 62% for boys), and research has shown that...
Photo: Song thrush singing Credit: RSPB Images
A great way to engage children’s interest in nature
Every morning from March to July we can enjoy one of nature’s miracles. The finest sopranos, tenors and baritones will be warming up their voices for the greatest concert on earth - the dawn chorus. It’s a great way to engage children’s interest in nature. As the breeding season gets underway, our birds will sing at their best and in advance of the rousing symphony, the RSPB is outlining ‘who’s who’ in the choir. With some practice we can learn to identify the singers in the dawn chorus.
Act I: robins and...
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Picture - Great fun and not a TV in sight
We were delighted to read that Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has plans in hand to get Britain more active with Sport England, the agency responsible for grassroots sport, sharing its £1bn budget more imaginatively.
Elements of the new strategy include:
- An emphasis on encouraging younger children to be more active, with investment starting at five
- Moving away from only funding organised sporting activities to more general fitness initiatives
- Public funding will be subject to good governance
Under the former strategy, Sport England was allocating much of its budget with sport...
The RSPB is encouraging people to swap the sofa for stunning scenery this month as part of a new partnership with Sport England. The joint venture offers the chance for people to beat the festive blues by running, canoeing, climbing and cycling with wildlife on two RSPB nature reserves.
Using £199,865 of National Lottery funding, the two-year project, which is aimed at getting people out and active in nature, will see RSPB Strumpshaw Fen in Norfolk and RSPB Rainham Marshes in Essex equipped with bikes, canoes, running routes and a bouldering course to help visitors experience wildlife from a different perspective.
PIC – Pupils from St Oswald’s
The John Muir Award, a leading adventure and environment scheme, has celebrated connecting 10,000 young people with wild places across Cumbria. Children from St Oswald’s Primary School, Burneside, Kendal, were delighted to be named the group with the 10,000th John Muir Award recipient, and marked their achievements with a special presentation. Since 2011, a partnership between conservation charity the John Muir Trust and the Lake District National Park has helped hundreds of groups from different backgrounds find new ways to enjoy and care for the national park.
As part of their award,...
FAMILY DAYS OUT
- DAYS OUT - http://www.daysout.co.uk – discounted days out in the UK
- DAYS OUT WITH THE KIDS - http://www.daysoutwithkids.co.uk – ideas, events and deals
- NETMUMS - http://www.netmums.com/activities/free-family-fun - free fun ideas
- GO APE - http://goape.co.uk/ - climbing, scrambling and swinging through...
What’s on from the RSPB in the New Year?
The following are just a few of the RSPB’s many outdoorsy wildlife and nature events (costs may apply) held across the UK this winter. For these and all RSPB events taking place throughout the year, visit www.rspb.org.uk/events – there are loads of ideas for family fun! Happily, we have all the clothing needed to keep your children warm, dry and comfortable. Please check out the opportunities – base layers, mid layers, raincoats, insulated jackets plus hats and mitts.
Friday 8 January
Mini Avocet cruises on the Exe Estuary
Contact: SWbookings@rspb.org.uk; 01392...