The Institute of Education at UCL was recently commissioned by The Wildlife Trusts to research the effect on children of engaging with the natural world outdoors. The report found that the experience boosted children’s confidence and overall had a very positive impact.
Pupils and teachers noticed improvements in pupils’ engagement with learning, concentration and behaviour, as well as positive impacts on health and wellbeing and teachers’ job satisfaction.
but also acknowledges the barriers to its wider implementation.
The Areti Charitable Trust is finally registered on 8 November and receives a Registered Charity Number: 1175627.