My School My Planet: Increasing wellbeing through outdoor education

Four children sitting

Heritage Grants

Winchester, South East
Learning Through Landscapes Trust
£250000
Learning Through Landscapes is supporting schools during the COVID-19 crisis by engaging pupils with nature.

Throughout September and October 2020, Learning Through Landscapes trialled an outdoor education programme in 48 pilot schools across the UK thanks to a £250,000 grant from our Heritage Emergency Fund.

“It makes me want to go into the woods when I’m older, or even now, with my friends or family, and go out camping, and explore the wildlife.”

With focus on pupils from disadvantaged and low-income backgrounds, the My School My Planet programme aimed to increase wellbeing and encourage a connection and understanding of natural heritage.

The pupils took part in practical nature-based activities, exploring how soils, biodiversity and our climate sustain our planet for the future.

One of the pupils said: “It makes me want to go into the woods when I’m older, or even now, with my friends or family, and go out camping, and explore the wildlife.”