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    Nature benefits kids study shows 11 November 2019

    Children should spend an hour a day in wild, says Wildlife Trusts

    (via The Guardian)

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    By Patrick Greenfield

    Primary schoolchildren should spend at least one hour a day learning and playing in wild places to help improve their wellbeing and confidence, a leading conservation organisation has said.

    The Wildlife Trusts, which represents 46 local organisations and 2,300 nature reserves in the UK, has called on the next government to create a network of wild spaces where young people are free to climb trees, learn about wildlife and connect with the natural world while at school.

    Outdoor teaching in the UK should be used to help children develop a personal connection with nature and pursue their own passions, whether it be searching for frog spawn, building dens or climbing trees, according to the organisation.

    Read more via The Guardian…