Academic research shows that learning in nature:
1) Boosts mental health
2) Improves physical health
3) Helps children learn more about nature and science
4) Deepens understanding of the importance of protecting the countryside
5) Provides a valuable and engaging platform for formal education.
Key findings from the Natural Connections Demonstration Project set up to support schools build learning outside the classroom into their planning and practices.
A study of how attending regular Forest School sessions can improve behaviour and mental health.
How outdoor experiences can contribute to the learning needs of older learners at risk of permanent exclusion